A cogent, freshly written synthesis of new and classic work concerning crosslinguistic influence, or "transfer," this book will become the authoritative account of transfer in second-language learning and its consequences for language and thought. Transfer in both production and comprehension is treated extensively, and new ideas such as the distinction between semantic and conceptual transfer, lateral transfer, and reverse transfer are given the attention they deserve. The book will be of considerable interest to students and scholars in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingualism, and applied linguistics.
Table of Contents
Preface. Overview. Identifying Crosslinguistic Influence. Linguistic Transfer. Conceptual Transfer. Conceptual Change. Transferability and Factors That Interact With Transfer. Conclusions. References.
Scott Jarvis is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University, where his main research interests include crosslinguistic influence, cognitive linguistics, and research methods related to the investigation of language proficiency and the measurement of lexical diversity. His work in these areas has appeared in a book, book chapters, and a number of articles published in key journals of the fields of second language acquisition and multilingualism. Dr. Jarvis is currently Associate Editor for the journal Language Learning.
Aneta Pavlenko is currently Professor of TESOL in the College of Education, Temple University. Her main research interests include the relationship between language and thought, language and emotions, and language and identity, seen through the lens of bi- and multilingualism and second language learning. She has authored and edited several books, book chapters, and articles published in key journals of the fields of second language acquisition and multilingualism. Dr. Pavlenko is currently Associate Editor for the International Journal of Bilingualism.