Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This work has a uniquely cognitive-functional perspective on bi-lingualism. This means that it makes a clear distinction between real world and projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. The authors examine too some relatively unexplored issues of bilingualism, such as, among others, gender systems in the bilingual mind, synergic concepts, and ontological categorization.
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Table of ContentsStructure and Components of the Bilingual Cognitive System.- The Neurofunctional Components of the Bilingual Cognitive System.- Synergic Concepts in the Bilingual Mind.- Matrix: Schematic Universals. How Many Minds Does a Bilingual Have?.- Grammatical Gender in the Bilingual Lexicon: A Psycholinguistic Approach.- Bilingualism and Cognitive Arithmetic.- The Role of Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Experiences in Bilinguals' Divergent Thinking.- Bilingual Language Processing.- Task and Context Effects in Bilingual Lexical Processing.- Representation and Skill in Second Language Learners and Proficient Bilinguals.- Second Language Gender System Affects First Language Gender Classification.- Beyond Language: Childhood Bilingualism Enhances High-Level Cognitive Functions.- Cross-Linguistic and Cognitive Structures in the Acquisition of WH-Questions in an Indonesian-Italian Bilingual Child.