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Wed Aug 14 2002

Books: Psycholing:Bilingual Sentence Processing

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  1. Neden, Julie (ELS), Bilingual Sentence Processing, edited by R. Heredia and J. Altarriba

Message 1: Bilingual Sentence Processing, edited by R. Heredia and J. Altarriba

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 14:05:58 +0100
From: Neden, Julie (ELS) <>
Subject: Bilingual Sentence Processing, edited by R. Heredia and J. Altarriba

New Book from Elsevier Science - Bilingual Sentence Processing


Bilingual Sentence Processing , vol 134 of the Advances in Psychology Series
Edited by R. Heredia, Texas A&M International University and J. Altarriba,
University at Albany, State University of New York

* Published July 2002 * Hardbound * ISBN: 0-444-50847-3 * 350 pages * 
* Price USD 100 EUR 100 * North Holland *

Bilingual Sentence Processing provides an overview of the literature
on bilingual sentence processing from a psycholinguistic and
linguistic perspective. The editors have chosen noted researchers in
the field of bilingual language processing. Research focuses on both
the visual and spoken modalities including specific areas of research
interest including an integrated review of methods and the utility of
those methods which allows readers to have the appropriate background
and context for the chapters that follow. Next, issues surrounding
acquisition and pragmatic usage are covered with a focus on
code-switching and the actual parsing of sentence material both within
and between languages. Third, issues regarding memory, placing
language in a broader context, are explored as the connection between
language, memory, and perception is reviewed for bilingual speakers.
Finally, all of this work has direct implications for educational
settings-specifically issues surrounding the assessment of
proficiency, the development and nature of dominance, and the
acquisition of reading skills and reading comprehension for bilingual

Preface (G.B. Simpson).
Introduction and overview (J. Altarriba, R.R. Heredia).

Methods in Bilingual Research.

On-line methods in bilingual spoken language research (R.R. Heredia,
M.T. Stewart).

Connectionist Models of Second Language Processing and Bilingualism.

Extending the competition model (B. MacWhinney).
A self-organizing connectionist model of bilingual processing (Ping Li, I.

Memory Representation in Sentence Processing.

Cross-language facilitation, semantic blindness, and the relation between
language and memory: replications of Altarriba and Soltano (1996) and
support for a new theory (D.G. MacKay et al.).
The use of sentence contexts in reading, memory, and semantic disambiguation
(J. Altarriba, J.L. Gianico).
Exploring language asymmetries in early Spanish-English bilinguals: the role
of lexical and sentential context effects (A.E. Hern�ndez).
Text comprehension in bilinguals: integrating perspectives on language
representation and text processing (G.E. Raney et al.).

Psycholinguistic Theory and Research.

Relative clause attachment in bilinguals and monolinguals (E.M. Fern�ndez).
An on-line look at sentence processing in the second language (C.
Cross-linguistic aspects of anaphor resolution (D. Hillert).

Figurative Language Processing.

Understanding phrasal verbs in monolinguals and bilinguals (T. Matlock, R.R.
What native and non-native speakers' images for idioms tell us about
figurative language (H. Bortfeld).

Language Skill Development in Bilingual Children.

The role of formal definitions in reading comprehension of bilingual
students (A.Y. Durgunoglu et al.).
Syntactic structure, grammatical accuracy, and content in second-language
writing: an analysis of skill learning and on-line processing (W.S. Francis
et al.).
Code switching in preschool bilingual children (Z. Peynircioglu, A.Y.
Authors' information.
Author index.
Subject index. 



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