This innovative volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the
relationship between language and cognition with a focus on bilinguals. It
brings together contributions from international leading figures in various
disciplines and showcases contemporary research on the emerging area of
The first part of the volume discusses the relationship between language
and cognition as studied in various disciplines, from psychology to
philosophy to anthropology to linguistics, with chapters written by some of
the major thinkers in each discipline. The second part concerns language
and cognition in bilinguals. Following an introductory overview and
contributions from established figures in the field, bilingual cognition
researchers provide examples of their latest research on topics including
time, space, motion, colors, and emotion. The third part discusses
practical applications of the idea of bilingual cognition, such as
marketing and translation.
The volume is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students
with an interest in language and cognition, or in bilingualism and second
Part 1. Language and Cognition. Introduction. V. Cook, Relating Language
and Cognition: The Speaker of One Language. C. Swoyer, How Does Language
Affect Thought? J. Lucy, Language and Cognition: The View from
Anthropology. V. Evans, Language and Cognition: The View from Cognitive
Linguistics. V.C. Mueller Gathercole, Interactive Influences of Language
and Cognition. B. Tversky, Tools For Thinking. Part 2. Bilingual Cognition.
Introduction. B. Bassetti, V. Cook, Relating Language and Cognition: The
Second Language User. A. Wierzbicka, Bilingualism and Cognition: The
Perspective from Semantics. S. Ervin-Tripp, Advances in the Study of
Bilingualism: A Personal View. D.W. Green, Bilingual Worlds. P.
Athanasopoulos, Color and Bilingual Cognition. K.R. Coventry, P.
Guijarro-Fuentes, B. Valdés, Spatial Language and Second Language
Acquisition. N. Czechowska, A. Ewert, Perception of Motion by
Polish-English Bilinguals. H. Hendriks, M. Hickmann, Expressing Voluntary
Motion in a Second Language: English Learners of French. J.-Y. Chen, J.-J.
Su, Chinese-English Bilinguals’ Sensitivity to the Temporal Phase of an
Action Event Is Related to the Extent of their Experience with English. B.
Bassetti, The Grammatical and Conceptual Gender of Animals in Second
Language Users. G. Salvato, Space and Gesture in L2 Users: The
Interpretation of Italian Emblematic Gestures. D. Cunningham, J. Vaid, H.C.
Chen, Yo No Lo Tiré, Se Cayó Solito, ‘I Did Not Throw It, It Just Fell
Down’: Interpreting and Recounting Accidental Events in Spanish and
English. M. Siegal, C. Kobayashi Frank, L. Surian, E. Hjelmquist, Theory of
Mind and Bilingual Cognition. H. Knickerbocker, J. Altarriba, Bilingualism
and the Impact of Emotion: The Role of Experience, Memory, and
Sociolinguistic Factors. M. Besemeres, Emotions in Bilingual Life
Narratives. Part 3. Applications and Implications of Bilingual Cognition.
Introduction. V. Cook, Linguistic Relativity and Language Teaching. J.
House, Translation and Bilingual Cognition. P. Sercombe, T. Young, Culture
and Cognition in the Study of Intercultural Communication. D. Luna,
Advertising to the Buy-Lingual Consumer. Envoi. K. Brooke, Bilinguals Save