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The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism

Schwieter, John W. (Editor)

Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics


1. Edition January 2022
880 Pages, Softcover
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The definitive guide to 21st century investigations of multilingual neuroscience

The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of neurocognitive investigations of multiple-language speakers. Prominent scholar John W. Schwieter offers a unique collection of works from globally recognized researchers in neuroscience, psycholinguistics, neurobiology, psychology, neuroimaging, and others, to provide a multidisciplinary overview of relevant topics. Authoritative coverage of state-of-the-art research provides readers with fundamental knowledge of significant theories and methods, language impairments and disorders, and neural representations, functions, and processes of the multilingual brain.

Focusing on up-to-date theoretical and experimental research, this timely handbook explores new directions of study and examines significant findings in the rapidly evolving field of multilingual neuroscience. Discussions on the bilingual advantage debate, recovery and rehabilitation patterns in multilingual aphasia, and the neurocognitive effects of multilingualism throughout the lifespan allow informed investigation of contemporary issues.
* Presents the first handbook-length examination of the neuroscience and neurolinguistics of multilingualism
* Demonstrates how neuroscience and multilingualism intersect several areas of research, such as neurobiology and experimental psychology
* Includes works from prominent international scholars and researchers to provide global perspective
* Reflects cutting-edge research and promising areas of future study in the dynamic field of multilingual neuroscience

The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in areas including multilingualism, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, and cognitive science. This versatile work is also an indispensable addition to the classroom, providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students a thorough overview of the field.

List of Figures xi

List of Tables xvi

About the Editor xviii

About the Contributors xix

Special Foreword xxxiii
Michel Paradis

Overview of the Handbook xxxviii
John W. Schwieter and Rebecca Mueller

Acknowledgements xlvi

Part I Theories and Methods 1

1 Defining and Assessing Multilingualism 3
Kees de Bot

2 Cognitive Neuroscience and Multilingualism 19
Edna Andrews

3 What Do Bilingual Models Tell Us About the Neurocognition of Multiple Languages? 48
Angela Grant, Jennifer Legault, and Ping Li

4 Psycholinguistic Methods in Multilingual Research 75
Eleonora Rossi, Kyra Krass, and Gerrit Jan Kootstra

5 Real-Time Measures of the Multilingual Brain 100
Nicole Y. Y. Wicha, Eva Maria Moreno, and Haydee Carrasco-Ortiz

6 Neuroimaging Studies of Multilingual Speech 121
Angelique M. Blackburn

7 In Search of Memory Traces of a Forgotten Language 147
Ludmila Isurin

8 Brain Adaptations and Neurological Indices of Processing in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Challenges for the Critical Period Hypothesis 170
Vincent DeLuca, David Miller, Christos Pliatsikas, and Jason Rothman

Part II Neural Representations 197

9 Language Organization in the Bilingual and Multilingual Brain 199
Nicola Del Maschio and Jubin Abutalebi

10 Bilingual Word Production 214
Jana Klaus and Herbert Schriefers

11 Multilingualism and Brain Plasticity 230
Christos Pliatsikas

12 Factors Affecting Cortical Representation 252
Angelique M. Blackburn

13 The Gift of Language Learning: Individual Differences in Non-Native Speech Perception 277
Begona Diaz, Miguel Burgaleta, and Nuria Sebastian-Galles

14 Lexical Organization and Reorganization in the Multilingual Mind 297
Gary Libben and John W. Schwieter

15 Emotion and Emotion Concepts: Processing and Use in Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers 313
Stephanie A. Kazanas, Jared S. McLean, and Jeanette Altarriba

16 Representing, Detecting, and Translating Humour in the Brain 335
Jennifer Hofmann and Frank A. Rodden

Part III Functions and Processes 355

17 Multilingualism and Metacognitive Processing 357
Peter Bright, Julia Ouzia, and Roberto Filippi

18 Factors Affecting Multilingual Processing 372
Edalat Shekari and John W. Schwieter

19 Learning and Memory in the Bilingual Mind and Brain 389
Allison M. Wilck, Jeanette Altarriba, Roberto R. Heredia, and John W. Schwieter

20 Brain-based Challenges of Second Language Learning in Older Adulthood 408
Zahra Hejazi, Jungna Kim, Teresa Signorelli Pisano, Yasmine Ouchikh, Aviva Lerman, and Loraine K. Obler

21 Language Control and Attention during Conversation: An Exploration 427
David W. Green

22 Cross-Talk Between Language and Executive Control 447
Marco Calabria, Cristina Baus, and Albert Costa

23 What Language Experience Tells us about Cognition: Variable Input and Interactional Contexts Affect Bilingual Sentence Processing 467
Paola E. Dussias, Jorge R. Valdes Kroff, Anne L. Beatty-Martinez, and Michael A. Johns

24 Translation, Interpreting, and the Bilingual Brain: Implications for Executive Control and Neuroplasticity 485
Bruce J. Diamond and Gregory M. Shreve

25 Event-Related Potentials in Monolingual and Bilingual Non-literal Language Processing 508
Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Paolo Canal, and Roberto R. Heredia

Part IV Impairments and Disorders 531

26 Aphasia in the Multilingual Population 533
Elisa Cargnelutti, Barbara Tomasino, and Franco Fabbro

27 Recovery and Rehabilitation Patterns in Bilingual and Multilingual Aphasia 553
Claudia Penaloza and Swathi Kiran

28 Primary Progressive Aphasia in Bilinguals and Multilinguals 572
Taryn Malcolm, Aviva Lerman, Marta Korytkowska, Jet M. J. Vonk, and Loraine K. Obler

29 Acquired Reading Disorders in Bilingualism 592
Mira Goral

30 Dementia and Multilingualism 608
Mariana Vega-Mendoza, Suvarna Alladi, and Thomas H. Bak

31 Schizophrenia and Bilingualism 625
Daria Smirnova, Sveta Fichman, and Joel Walters

Part V Cognitive and Neurocognitive Consequences 655

32 Neurocognitive Effects of Multilingualism Throughout the Lifespan: A Developmental Perspective 657
Hannah L. Claussenius-Kalman and Arturo E. Hernandez

33 The Intense Bilingual Experience of Interpreting and Its Neurocognitive Consequences 685
Yanping Dong and Fei Zhong

34 The Bilingual Advantage Debate: Quantity and Quality of the Evidence 701
Kenneth Paap

35 The Bilingual Advantage Debate: Publication Biases and the Decline Effect 736
Angela de Bruin and Sergio Della Sala

36 Speech-Sign Bilingualism: A Unique Window into the Multilingual Brain 754
Robin L. Thompson and Eva Gutierrez-Sigut

Index 784
John W. Schwieter is Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics and a Faculty of Arts Teaching Scholar at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He has edited numerous books on cognitive neuroscience and linguistics, including The Handbook of Translation and Cognition (with Aline Ferreira, Wiley Blackwell, 2017), Cognitive Control and Consequences of Multilingualism (2016), and The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing (2015).

J. W. Schwieter, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada