Crosslinguistic Influence in Language and Cognition

By Scott Jarvis, Aneta Pavlenko

© 2008 – Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 2010-02-24
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pub: 2007-10-26

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About the Book

A cogent, freshly written synthesis of new and classic work on crosslinguistic influence, or language transfer, this book is an authoritative account of transfer in second-language learning and its consequences for language and thought. It covers transfer in both production and comprehension, and discusses the distinction between semantic and conceptual transfer, lateral transfer, and reverse transfer. The book is ideal as a text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingualism, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and cognitive psychology, and will also be of interest to researchers in these areas.

Table of Contents

Preface. Overview. Identifying Crosslinguistic Influence. Linguistic Transfer. Conceptual Transfer. Conceptual Change. Transferability and Factors That Interact With Transfer. Conclusions. References.

About the Authors

Scott Jarvis is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics and Chair of 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 Associate 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General