Psycholinguistic Approaches to Production and Comprehension in Bilingual Adults and Children

Psycholinguistic Approaches to Production and Comprehension in Bilingual Adults and Children

Authored by key researchers in psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and language development, this volume encompasses state of the art research on the relation between production and comprehension processes in bilingual children and adults.

Author: Leigh Fernandez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027259653

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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How do production and comprehension processes interact in the bilingual brain during language interaction? Most experimental and theoretical research in psycholinguistics to date has focused on investigating the mechanisms that underlie language production and language comprehension separately. Only recently have researchers started emphasizing the importance of reconciling the two modalities into a unified account through the investigation of possible connections between the two systems. Authored by key researchers in psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and language development, this volume encompasses state of the art research on the relation between production and comprehension processes in bilingual children and adults. Articles highlight the most recent methodological approaches, as well as a variety of language pairs and linguistic structures. Indispensable for students and researchers working in the areas of language acquisition and processing, neurolinguistics, and experimental linguistics, this volume will also appeal to educators and clinicians focusing on language development and processing in multilingual children and adults. Originally published as special issue of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 9:4/5 (2019).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Listening Bilingual

The Listening Bilingual

The book includes a review of speech perception and word recognition; syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of speech processing; the perception and comprehension of bilingual mixed speech (code-switches, borrowings and interferences); ...

Author: François Grosjean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118835777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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A vital resource on speech and language processing in bilingual adults and children The Listening Bilingual brings together in one volume the various components of spoken language processing in bilingual adults, infants and children. The book includes a review of speech perception and word recognition; syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of speech processing; the perception and comprehension of bilingual mixed speech (code-switches, borrowings and interferences); and the assessment of bilingual speech perception and comprehension in adults and children in the clinical context. The two main authors as well as selected guest authors, Mark Antoniou, Theres Grüter, Robert J. Hartsuiker, Elizabeth D. Peña and Lisa M. Bedore, and Lu-Feng Shi, introduce the various approaches used in the study of spoken language perception and comprehension in bilingual individuals. The authors focus on experimentation that involves both well-established tasks and newer tasks, as well as techniques used in brain imaging. This important resource: Is the first of its kind to concentrate specifically on spoken language processing in bilingual adults and children. Offers a unique text that covers both fundamental and applied research in bilinguals. Covers a range of topics including speech perception, spoken word recognition, higher level processing, code-switching, and assessment. Presents information on the assessment of bilingual children’s language development Written for advanced undergraduate students in linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, and speech/language pathology as well as researchers, The Listening Bilingual offers a state-of-the-art review of the recent developments and approaches in speech and language processing in bilingual people of all ages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Psycholinguistics

The Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Each broad section is introduced by an excellent overview placing the chapters in a larger context. This Handbook is a must-read for all students of language.

Author: Eva M. Fernández

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119096528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

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Incorporating approaches from linguistics and psychology, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics explores language processing and language acquisition from an array of perspectives and features cutting edge research from cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related fields. The Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive review of the current state of the field, with an emphasis on research trends most likely to determine the shape of psycholinguistics in the years ahead. The chapters are organized into three parts, corresponding to the major areas of psycholinguists: production, comprehension, and acquisition. The collection of chapters, written by a team of international scholars, incorporates multilingual populations and neurolinguistic dimensions. Each of the three sections also features an overview chapter in which readers are introduced to the different theoretical perspectives guiding research in the area covered in that section. Timely, comprehensive, and authoritative, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics is a valuable addition to the reference shelves of researchers in psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in how language works in the human mind and how language is acquired.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms

In Cross-linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition: Psycholinguistic Perspectives, J. Cenoz, ... A bilingual–monolingual comparison of young children's vocabulary size: Evidence from comprehension and production.

Author: Andreas Bonnet

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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This volume challenges traditional approaches to foreign language education and proposes to redefine them in our age of international migration and globalization. Foreign language classrooms are no longer populated by monolingual students, but increasingly by multilingual students with highly diverse language backgrounds. This necessitates a new understanding of foreign language learning and teaching. The volume brings together an international group of researchers of high caliber who specialize in third language acquisition, teaching English as an additional language, and multilingual education. In addition to topical overview articles on the multilingual policies pursued in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia, as well as several contributions dealing with theoretical issues regarding multilingualism and plurilingualism, the volume also offers cutting edge case studies from multilingual acquisition research and foreign language classroom practice. Throughout the volume, multilingualism is interpreted as a valuable resource that can facilitate language education provided it is harnessed in appropriate conditions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Bilingualism

Handbook of Bilingualism

Psycholinguistic Approaches Judith F. Kroll, Annette M. B. De Groot ... Comprehension processes in L1 show wide-ranging individual differences in adults and children; these differences arise from such components as we reviewed above, ...

Author: Judith F. Kroll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190288129

Category: Psychology

Page: 610

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How is language acquired when infants are exposed to multiple language input from birth and when adults are required to learn a second language after early childhood? How do adult bilinguals comprehend and produce words and sentences when their two languages are potentially always active and in competition with one another? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie proficient bilingualism? What are the general consequences of bilingualism for cognition and for language and thought? This handbook will be essential reading for cognitive psychologists, linguists, applied linguists, and educators who wish to better understand the cognitive basis of bilingualism and the logic of experimental and formal approaches to language science.
Categories: Psychology

Language Acquisition in Diverse Linguistic Social and Cognitive Circumstances

Language Acquisition in Diverse Linguistic  Social and Cognitive Circumstances

The cumulative-enhancement model for language acquisition: comparing adults' and children's patterns of development in ... Methods 40, 728–733. doi:10.3758/BRM.40.3.728 Hartsuiker, R. J., and Pickering, in bilingual sentence production.

Author: Maria Garraffa

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889456895

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The language experience of children developing in linguistically diverse environments is subject to considerable variation both in terms of quantity and quality of language exposure. It is an open question how to investigate language exposure patterns and more important which factors are relevant for successful language learning. For example, children acquiring a minority language, including a signed language, are exposed to less variety of input than children acquiring a more global language. This is because they are living in a smaller linguistic community and with fewer occasions to use the language in everyday life. Despite this reduced input, most native signers are successful language learners. In contrast native language competence is not always achieved in signing deaf children with hearing parents or those with cochlear implants learning a spoken language. A similar outcome but with very different reasons has also been reported for hearing children with language impairment. In these populations acquisition of morphosyntactic aspects is developing atypically ending with an uncomplete linguistic repertoire. The circumstances of exposure during language development tend to differ in significant ways with respect to a large number of factors, such as, (i) length, quality and quantity of input, (ii) social status and attitudes toward the language, (iii) cognitive abilities required for language learning, and (iv) age of first exposure. Having early exposure to a range of different speakers is important in the acquisition of any language and may affect language proficiency. However, negative societal attitudes or a cognitive based disadvantage may create an unfavourable learning environment that prevents language learning from surfacing typically. This situation inevitably generates a different type of exposure for the child and consequently different language competence. In this Research Topic we intend to encourage the debate on social, linguistic and cognitive factors at play for designing an effective environment for language acquisition aiming at integrating linguistic variables coming from theoretical studies on language with environmental variables, such as, measures of language input or cognitive abilities on functions ancillary to language development.
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Psycholinguistics

Psycholinguistics

This second edition of the successful text Psycholinguistics- Language, Mind and World considers the psychology of language as it relates to learning, mind and brain as well as various aspects of society and culture.

Author: Danny D. Steinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317900559

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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How do we learn to produce and comprehend speech? How does language relate to thought? This second edition of the successful text Psycholinguistics- Language, Mind and World considers the psychology of language as it relates to learning, mind and brain as well as various aspects of society and culture. Current issues and research topics are presented in an in-depth manner, although little or no specific knowledge of any topic is presupposed. The book is divided into four main parts: First Language Learning Second Language Learning Language, Mind and Brain Mental Grammar and Language Processing These four sections include chapters covering areas such as- deaf language education, first language acquisition and first language reading, second language acquisition, language teaching and the problems of bilingualism. Updated throughout, this new edition also considers and proposes new theories in psycholinguistics and linguistics, and introduces a new theory of grammar, Natural Grammar, which is the only current grammar that is based on the primacy of the psycholinguistic process of speech comprehension, derives speech production from that process. Written in an accessible and fluent style, Psycholinguistics- Language, Mind and World will be of interest to students, lecturers and researchers from linguistics, psychology, philosophy and second language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pyscholinguistic Models of Speech Production and Lexical

Pyscholinguistic  Models of Speech Production and Lexical

The aim of this book was to have an introductory explanation to psycholinguistics.

Author: Karisma Erikson Tarigan

Publisher: Yayasan Kita Menulis

ISBN: 9786239463687

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 112

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The aim of this book was to have an introductory explanation to psycholinguistics. Also to provide a brief answer to the questions like: what is psycholinguistics? Who is psycholinguist? And what is the main interest of psycholinguistics? Due to the fact that psycholinguistics is an interdisciplinary field, nowadays it is the focus of researchers who study the interrelation between mind and language. Psycholinguistic is the branch of study which combines the discipline of psychology and linguistic. It is concerned with the relationship between human mind and language as it examines the process that occur in brain while producing and receiving both spoken and written discourse. The main subject of research in psycholinguistics is the study of cognitive processes that underlie the comprehension and production of language, and the way the cultural environment interact with these two (Harely, 2005, p.13). The field of psycholinguistics has been defined by reaction to Chomsky’s supporters and opponents. In this book, a selective review of some recent illustrative psycholinguistics research on L2 acquisition will be provided. In psycholinguistics researchers try to develop models to describe and predict specific linguistic behavior. Since the linguistic revolution of the mid -1960 the field has brooded to encompass a wide range of topics and disciplines. Psycholinguistics is interdisciplinary and is studied in different fields such as psychology, cognitive science and linguistics. To study how brain processes language, there are a number of sub- disciplines with non-invasive techniques for studying the neurological workings of the brain, for example neurolinguistics has become a field in its own right. Psycholinguistics covers the cognitive processes that make it possible to generate grammatical and meaningful sentences out of vocabulary and grammatical structure as well as the processes that make it possible to understand utterances, words, texts, etc. (Miller & Emas, 1983). Psycholinguistics concerns with the study of the cognitive process that supports the acquisition and use of language. The scope of psycholinguistics includes language performance under normal circumstances and when it breaks down, For example: brain damage. Historically the focus of most psycholinguists has been on first language (L1), acquisition of first language in children and in research on adult comprehension and production (Schmitt, 2002, p.133-140). The findings and concepts of psycholinguistics is used and studied by people in a variety of fields. Such as psychology, cognitive science linguistics, and neroulinguistic. The knowledge presented in this volume is intended to bring the reader to the highest level of understanding of the topics considered in an engaging way. Students, lecturers, and researchers from a variety of fields – psychology, linguistics, philosophy, second language teaching, speech pathology - can all benefit from the wide range of important knowledge and theory that are considered.
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The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Psycholinguists now use the Visual World eyemovement method to study both language production and language comprehension, ... In comprehension this includes realtime sentence processing in children (Trueswell et al., 1999); how and when ...

Author: M. Gareth Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198568975

Category: Medical

Page: 859

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The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics brings together the views of 75 leading researchers in psycholinguistics to provide a comprehensive and authoritative review of the current state of the art in psycholinguistics. With almost 50 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled.
Categories: Medical