The study of bilingualism and all of its aspects - from theory and models to social approaches and their practical applications - forms the cornerstone of the 2nd edition of this work. The chapters cover the latest advancements in the domains of psycholinguistics, neuroscience, creativity, and executive functioning. Contributions, new to this edition, offer the reader the most up-to-date research on lifespan and developmental issues. The work also provides insight into how human language is processed by all, not just by bilingual and multilingual speakers.
This text is ideal for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in psycholinguistics and the psychology of language, especially those with an emphasis on bilingualism or second language learning.
Jeanette Altarriba is a Professor of Psychology and Collins Fellow at the University at Albany, State University of New York where she directs the Cognition and Language Laboratory. She earned her MA and PhD in cognitive psychology from Vanderbilt University, and has published extensively in the fields of bilingualism, language, memory, and emotion. She also serves as Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Roberto R. Heredia is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M International University where he directs the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He earned his PhD in experimental psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has published in the fields of bilingualism, figurative language processing, and evolutionary psychology.