Thinking And Speaking In Two Languages by Aneta PavlenkoThinking And Speaking In Two Languages by Aneta Pavlenko

Thinking And Speaking In Two Languages

EditorAneta Pavlenko

Paperback | January 19, 2011

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Until recently, the history of debates about language and thought has been a history of thinking of language in the singular. The purpose of this volume is to reverse this trend and to begin unlocking the mysteries surrounding thinking and speaking in bi- and multilingual speakers. If languages influence the way we think, what happens to those who speak more than one language? And if they do not, how can we explain the difficulties second language learners experience in mapping new words and structures onto real-world referents? The contributors to this volume put forth a novel approach to second language learning, presenting it as a process that involves conceptual development and restructuring, and not simply the mapping of new forms onto pre-existing meanings.
Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is an Associate Professor at the College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. She has lectured widely in Europe, North America, and Japan, and published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics of bilingualism and second language acquisition. She is an au...
Title:Thinking And Speaking In Two LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.19 × 6.06 × 0.57 inPublished:January 19, 2011Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847693369

ISBN - 13:9781847693365

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Bilingualism and Thought in the 20th Century - Aneta Pavlenko2. Cognitive Restructuring in Bilingualism - Panos Athanasopoulos3. Language-specific patterns in event construal of advanced L2 speakers - Barbara Schmiedtová, Christiane von Stutterheim, Mary Carroll4. Language-specific patterns in event conceptualization: Insights from bilingualism - Emanuel Bylund5. Thinking, speaking, and gesturing about motion in more than one language - Marianne Gullberg6. The art and science of bilingual object naming - Barbara C. Malt and Eef Ameel7. (Re-)naming the world: Word-to-referent mapping in second language speakers- Aneta Pavlenko8. Thinking and speaking in two languages: Overview of the field - Aneta Pavlenko

Editorial Reviews

This book makes an important contribution to the exploding field of Bilingual Cognition Research, showing a rich range of research from autobiography to laboratory experiments, focussing particularly on ‘thinking for speaking’ and on nominal and verbal semantics. It comes from a new generation of researchers uninhibited by recent prejudices against the very concept of linguistic relativity. - Prof Viv. Cook, University of Newcastle