Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond

Questions and insights

| College of Staten Island, City University of New York / The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
| The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
| Hunter College, City University of New York, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
ISBN 9789027202437 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The study of bilingualism has charted a dramatically new, important, and exciting course in the 21st century, benefiting from the integration in cognitive science of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive psychology (especially work on the higher-level cognitive processes often called executive function or executive control). Current research, as exemplified in this book, advances the study of the effects of bilingualism on executive function by identifying many different ways of being bilingual, exploring the multiple facets of executive function, and developing and analyzing tasks that measure executive function. The papers in this volume (21 chapters), by leading researchers in bilingualism and cognition, investigate the mechanisms underlying the effects (or lack thereof) of bilingualism on cognition in children, adults, and the elderly. They take us beyond the standard, classical, black-and-white approach to the interplay between bilingualism and cognition by presenting new methods, new findings, and new interpretations.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 57]  2019.  viii, 377 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Bilingualism, executive function, and beyond: Questions and insights
Irina A. Sekerina, Lauren Spradlin and Virginia Valian
Part I. Beyond simple relations
Chapter 2. The signal and the noise: Finding the pattern in human behavior
Ellen Bialystok
Chapter 3. Variation in language experience shapes the consequences of bilingualism
Megan Zirnstein, Kinsey Bice and Judith F. Kroll
Chapter 4. Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition
Anne L. Beatty-Martínez and Paola E. Dussias
Chapter 5. Comparing executive functions in monolinguals and bilinguals: Considerations on participant characteristics and statistical assumptions in current research
Veronica Whitford and Gigi Luk
Chapter 6. Cooking pasta in La Paz: Bilingualism, bias, and the replication crisis
Thomas H. Bak
Part II. Language processing
Chapter 7. Interference control in bilingual auditory sentence processing in noise
Jungna Kim, Klara Marton and Loraine K. Obler
Chapter 8. Investigating grammatical processing in bilinguals: The case of morphological priming
Harald Clahsen and João Veríssimo
Chapter 9. Referring expressions and executive functions in bilingualism
Antonella Sorace
Chapter 10. Language control and executive control: Can studies on language processing distinguish the two?
Anna Wolleb, Antonella Sorace and Marit Westergaard
Chapter 11. Effects of dense code-switching on executive control
Julia Hofweber, Theodoros Marinis and Jeanine Treffers-Daller
Chapter 12. Predicting executive functions in bilinguals using ecologically valid measures of code-switching behavior
Julia Hofweber, Theodoros Marinis and Jeanine Treffers-Daller
Part III. Cognition and bilingualism
Chapter 13. Research on individual differences in executive functions: Implications for the bilingual advantage hypothesis
Naomi P. Friedman
Chapter 14. Does performance on executive function tasks correlate?: Evidence from child trilinguals, bilinguals, and second language learners
Greg Poarch and Janet G. van Hell
Chapter 15. Putting together bilingualism and executive function
Virginia Valian
Chapter 16. What cognitive processes are likely to be exercised by bilingualism and does this exercise lead to extra-linguistic cognitive benefits?
Raymond M. Klein
Part IV. Development, aging, and impairment
Chapter 17. Executive control in bilingual children: Factors that influence the outcomes
Klara Marton
Chapter 18. Interactions among speed of processing, cognitive control, age, and bilingualism
Klara Marton and Zhamilya Gazman
Chapter 19. Teasing apart factors influencing executive function performance in bilinguals and monolinguals at different ages
Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Enlli Thomas, Nestor Viñas Guasch, Ivan Kennedy, Cynog Prys, Nia Young, Emily J. Roberts, Emma K. Hughes and Leah Jones
Chapter 20. Proficient bilingualism may alleviate some executive function difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Aparna Nadig and Ana Maria Gonzalez-Barrero
Chapter 21. Does bilingualism protect against cognitive aging?: Methodological issues in research on bilingualism, cognitive reserve, and dementia incidence
Caitlin Wei-Ming Watson, Jennifer J. Manly and Laura B. Zahodne
Author index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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