Bilingualism across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity and Loss by Kenneth HyltenstamBilingualism across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity and Loss by Kenneth Hyltenstam

Bilingualism across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity and Loss

EditorKenneth Hyltenstam, Loraine K. Obler

Paperback | September 29, 1989

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In this broad overview of current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of bilingualism, the contributors examine the dynamics of bilingual language processing over time from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. This multidisciplinary approach is fundamental to an understanding of how the bilingual's two (or more) language systems interact with each other and with other higher cognitive systems, neurological substrates, and social systems. Contributors examine the nature of bilingualism during various phases of the life cycle and in various health/pathology conditions. Topics range from code separation in the young bilingual child, across various types of language pathologies in adult bilinguals, to language choice problems in dementia.
Title:Bilingualism across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity and LossFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 29, 1989Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Bilingualism across the lifespan: an introduction Kenneth Hyltenstam and Loraine K. Obler; 2. Early differentiation of languages in bilingual children Jürgen M. Meisel; 3. Variation in children's ability to learn second languages Margaret Humes-Bartlo; 4. Idiomaticity as an indicator of second language proficiency Carlos A. Yorio; 5. Prefabs, patterns and rules in interaction? formulaic speech in adult learners' L2 Swedish Maria Bolander; 6. The imperfect conditional Eric Kellerman; 7. Spanish, Japanese and Chinese speakers' acquisition of English relative clauses: new evidence for the head-direction parameter Suzanne Flynn; 8. Distinguishing language contact phenomena: evidence from Finnish-English bilingualism Shana Poplack, Susan Wheeler and Anneli Westwood; 9. The boustrophedal brain: laterality and dyslexia in bi-directional readers Loraine K. Obler; 10. Deterioration and creativity in childhood bilingualism Herbert Seliger; 11. Crosslinguistic influence in language loss Michael A. Sharwood Smith; 12. Bilingualism in Alzheimer's dementia: two case studies Kenneth Hyltenstam and Christopher Stroud; 13. Language processing in the bilingual: evidence from language mixing Ellen Perecman; Index.