Studying Bilinguals

Paperback | April 16, 2008

byFrancois Grosjean

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Even though more than half the world's population is bilingual, the study of bilinguals has lagged behind that of monolinguals. With this book, which draws on twenty-five years of the author's research, Francois Grosjean contributes significantly to redressing the balance. The volume coversfour areas of research: the definition and characterization of the bilingual person, the perception and production of spoken language by bilinguals, the sign-oral bilingualism of the Deaf, and methodological and conceptual issues in research on bilingualism. While the author takes a largelypsycholinguistic approach, his acute linguistic and sociolinguistic awareness is evident throughout and especially so in his reflections on what it means to be bilingual and bicultural. The book also defends increased co-operation among researchers in connecting fields such as the language sciencesand the neurosciences.

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Even though more than half the world's population is bilingual, the study of bilinguals has lagged behind that of monolinguals. With this book, which draws on twenty-five years of the author's research, Francois Grosjean contributes significantly to redressing the balance. The volume coversfour areas of research: the definition and cha...

Francois Grosjean is Emeritus Professor of Psycholinguistics, Neuchatel University, Switzerland. He is the author of the much acclaimed Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism (Harvard UP, 1982). In 1997 he founded the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (CUP), which he edited until 2002. In addition to bilin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.71 inPublished:April 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281297

ISBN - 13:9780199281299

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I The Bilingual Person2. A Wholistic View of Bilingualism3. The Complementarity Principle and Language RestructuringPart II Language Mode4. The Bilingual's Language Modes5. Manipulating Language ModePart III The Base-Language Effect6. The Base-Language Effect in Speech Perception7. Basse-Language Effect and Categorical Perception8. Is There a Base-Language Effect in Speech Production?Part IV Spoken Word Recognition in Bilinguals9. The Gender marking Effect in Bilinguals10. The Role of Guest Word Properties11. The Lewy and Grosjean BIMOLA ModelPart V Biculturalism, Bilingualism, and Deafness12. The Bicultural Person: A Short Introduction13. The Bilingualism and Biculturalism of the DeafPart VI Methodological Issues in Bilingualism Research