Bilingual Mind (BOK)

Aneta Pavlenko

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If languages influence the way we think, do bilinguals think differently in their respective languages? And if languages do not affect thought, why do bilinguals often perceive such influence? For many years these questions remained unanswered because the research on language and thought had focused solely on the monolingual mind. Bilinguals were either excluded from this research as 'unusual' or 'messy' subjects, or treated as representative speakers of their first languages. Only recently did bi- and multilinguals become research participants in their own right. Pavlenko considers the socio-political circumstances that led to the monolingual status quo and shows how the invisibility of bilingual participants compromised the validity and reliability of findings in the study of language and cognition. She then shifts attention to the bilingual turn in the field and examines its contributions to the understanding of the human mind.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Aneta Pavlenko
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521716567
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 14,7cm x 22,9cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 586 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd