LINGUIST List 16.1168

Wed Apr 13 2005

Books: Pragmatics/Psycholing/Socioling: Walters

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        1.    Cathleen Petree, Bilingualism: Walters

Message 1: Bilingualism: Walters
Date: 12-Apr-2005
From: Cathleen Petree <>
Subject: Bilingualism: Walters

Title: Bilingualism
Subtitle: The Sociopragmatic-Psycholinguistic Interface
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Author: Joel Walters, Bar Ilan University
Hardback: ISBN: 0805849564 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805852697 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 37.50

In the past 30 years, the study of bilingualism processing has been
conducted independently by two fields, psycholinguistics and
sociolinguistics. This volume merges these two fields, addressing one of
the tough problems dividing researchers in bilingualism, conceptually as
well as methodologically. Joel Walters proposes a new approach to
bilingualism processing --the Sociopragmatic-Psycholinguistic (SPPL)
Model--which presents language as a social phenomenon. The author
accomplishes this by identifying and organizing evidence from a wide range
of linguistic disciplines, merging sociopragmatics, discourse analysis and
ethnography with social cognition, psycholinguistics and neuroscience. By
extension, the author offers convincing explanations of how related fields
can profit from a comprehensive bilingual processing model. As a result,
Joel Walters delivers a well-organized, comprehensive model that is thought
through at every level.

This book will be of interest to graduate students, scholars in the fields
of linguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition,
psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. It will be useful for researchers
for its comprehensiveness and methodological acumen and may be appropriate
as a supplementary textbook for graduate level courses in bilingualism or
for seminars on similar topics.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Cascadilla Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd.
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Hodder Arnold
John Benjamins
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Kingston Press Ltd
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Multilingual Matters
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St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic