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Author Sharwood Smith, Michael
Title The Multilingual Mind : A Modular Processing Perspective
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Halftitle -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Overview -- 1.2 Theories, frameworks, and safety zones -- 1.3 Terminological and conceptual traps -- 1.4 The pros and cons of compartmentalisation: SLA as a case in point -- 1.5 Cross-fertilisation -- 1.6 Some MOGUL 'prehistory' -- 1.7 MOGUL: the basics -- 1.7.1 The main components -- 1.7.2 Interface systems -- 1.7.3 MOGUL in context -- 1.8 An outline of the chapters to follow -- 1.9 Chapter summary -- Part I The framework -- 2 The language module: architecture and representations -- 2.1 Chapter outline -- 2.2 Modularity -- 2.2.1 Modularity in general -- 2.2.2 Modularity in language -- 2.2.3 Jackendoff's version of modularity -- 2.3 The language module(s) in MOGUL -- 2.3.1 The general architecture -- 2.3.2 Processors -- 2.3.3 Lexical stores -- 2.3.4 MOGUL and the nature of modularity -- 2.3.5 Representations: the locus of language development -- 2.4 Representations at SS -- 2.4.1 Syntactic categories and combinations of syntactic categories -- 2.4.2 Functional categories and their feature values -- 2.4.3 I and its features -- 2.4.4 Case items -- 2.5 Representations at CS -- 2.5.1 Conceptual role items -- 2.5.2 Conceptual grids -- 2.6 Connections among SS, CS, and PS items -- 2.6.1 Words: whole-form vs. decompositional storage/access -- 2.6.2 Beyond subcategorisation frames -- 2.6.3 Functional categories: form and meaning -- 2.6.4 A note on indexes -- 2.7 Representations and the notion of knowledge -- 2.8 Working memory -- 2.8.1 Research and theory on working memory -- 2.8.2 Working memory in MOGUL -- 2.9 Chapter summary -- 3 Processing in the language module -- 3.1 Chapter outline -- 3.2 Theory and research on processing -- 3.2.1 Processing and linguistic theory -- 3.2.2 Modularity and interaction -- 3.2.3 Competition
3.2.4 Incremental processing -- 3.2.5 Activation -- 3.2.6 Dual storage and processing as a race -- 3.2.7 Serial vs. parallel processing -- 3.3 Processing in MOGUL -- 3.3.1 Processing and linguistic theory -- 3.3.2 Modularity and interaction -- 3.3.3 Competition -- 3.3.4 Incremental processing -- 3.3.5 Activation -- 3.3.6 Dual storage and processing as a race -- 3.3.7 Serial vs. parallel processing -- 3.4 Putting the elements together: the nature of processing activity -- 3.4.1 The process -- 3.4.2 An example -- 3.4.3 Another example: input including a fixed expression -- 3.4.4 Processing as dynamic equilibrium -- 3.4.5 A note on neurological plausibility -- 3.5 The place of an L2 in the language module -- 3.6 Chapter summary -- 4 Growth of the language module: acquisition by processing -- 4.1 Chapter outline -- 4.2 Acquisition by processing -- 4.2.1 The logic of APT -- 4.2.2 APT and priming -- 4.2.3 APT and dynamic systems -- 4.2.4 APT and connectionism -- 4.2.5 APT and emergentist approaches -- 4.2.6 APT as a strong claim -- 4.2.7 What is acquired? -- 4.2.8 Development within a store: representations and their activation levels -- 4.2.9 Development of connections between stores: indexes and their activation levels -- 4.2.10 Conclusion -- 4.3 The growth of syntactic structures -- 4.3.1 Syntactic categories and combinations of syntactic categories -- 4.3.2 Functional categories -- 4.4 The growth of conceptual structures -- 4.4.1 Conceptual role items -- 4.4.2 Conceptual grids -- 4.4.3 Crosslinguistic variation in conceptual role assignment -- 4.5 The growth of some combinations of SS, CS, and PS items -- 4.5.1 Words: whole-form vs. decompositional storage/access -- 4.5.2 Beyond subcategorisation frames -- 4.5.3 Constructions vs. principles and parameters -- 4.5.4 Functional categories -- 4.5.5 Influences of conceptual processing on the growth of SS
4.6 APT in perspective -- 4.6.1 Hypotheses and rules -- 4.6.2 Principles guiding acquisition -- 4.6.3 APT and working memory -- 4.6.4 Language acquisition outside the language module -- 4.6.5 The role of frequency -- 4.7 Chapter summary -- 5 Beyond the language module -- 5.1 Chapter outline -- 5.2 The overall architecture of the mind -- 5.2.1 Processors and information stores -- 5.2.2 Perceptual processing units -- 5.2.3 Visual structures (VS) -- 5.2.4 Auditory structures (AS) -- 5.2.5 Perceptual output structures (POpS) -- 5.2.6 Conceptual structures (CS) -- 5.2.7 Affective structures (AfS) -- 5.2.8 Modularity revisited -- 5.2.9 Conclusion -- 5.3 The nature of knowledge -- 5.3.1 Non-linguistic knowledge -- 5.3.2 Metalinguistic knowledge -- 5.3.3 Word meaning -- 5.3.4 Orthography -- 5.3.5 The place of emotion in knowledge -- 5.4 Growth -- 5.4.1 The growth of non-linguistic knowledge -- 5.4.2 The growth of metalinguistic knowledge -- 5.4.3 The growth of word meaning -- 5.4.4 Orthography -- 5.4.5 The role of emotion -- 5.5 Chapter summary -- Part II Applying the framework -- 6 The bilingual mind introduced -- 6.1 Chapter outline -- 6.2 Setting the boundaries -- 6.3 Bilingualism: an overview -- 6.3.1 Multiple systems as the norm -- 6.4 Language systems in the mind: the differentiation problem -- 6.4.1 Avoiding Babel -- 6.4.2 The Language Tagging Hypothesis -- 6.4.3 The Conceptual Triggering Hypothesis -- 6.4.4 Different types of conceptual trigger -- 6.4.5 Bilingualism and the concept of native speaker -- 6.4.6 Language dominance -- 6.5 Language systems in the mind: crosslinguistic influence (CLI) -- 6.5.1 Types of CLI -- 6.5.2 Crosslinguistic influence in MOGUL -- 6.5.3 Code-switching -- 6.6 Conscious versus subconscious bilingual processing -- 6.6.1 An overview -- 6.6.2 Metalinguistic abilities in bilinguals -- 6.6.3 Translation -- 6.6.4 Interpreting
6.6.5 Language systems in the brain: a neurolinguistic perspective -- 6.7 Chapter summary -- 7 The growth of a second language -- 7.1 Chapter outline -- 7.2 Studying second language acquisition: central issues -- 7.2.1 First steps -- 7.2.2 Creative construction -- 7.2.3 Krashen's contribution to creative construction theory -- 7.2.4 The 'UG' group -- 7.2.5 Bottleneck, Interfaces, and Interpretability -- 7.2.6 Pienemann's Processability Theory -- 7.2.7 VanPatten's input processing account -- 7.2.8 Carroll's Autonomous Induction Theory -- 7.2.9 The generalists in SLA -- 7.2.10 MOGUL in relation to earlier approaches -- 7.3 APT and new languages -- 7.4 The growth of phonological and syntactic structures -- 7.4.1 A sketch of PS growth -- 7.4.2 Syntactic categories -- 7.4.3 Subcategorisation frames -- 7.4.4 Functional categories -- 7.5 The growth of conceptual structures -- 7.5.1 Case-conceptual role connections -- 7.5.2 Conceptual grids -- 7.5.3 Crosslinguistic variation in conceptual role assignment -- 7.6 The growth of some combinations of SS, CS, and PS items -- 7.6.1 Word meaning -- 7.6.2 Words: whole-form vs. decompositional storage/access -- 7.6.3 Beyond subcategorisation frames -- 7.6.4 Functional categories -- 7.7 The growth of metalinguistic knowledge -- 7.8 Language attrition -- 7.9 Chapter summary -- 8 Consciousness and attention -- 8.1 Chapter outline -- 8.2 Consciousness -- 8.2.1 The nature and function of consciousness -- 8.2.2 Awareness of knowledge and its development -- 8.3 The nature of consciousness in MOGUL -- 8.3.1 POpS and consciousness -- 8.3.2 Affective structures and consciousness -- 8.3.3 Explaining some characteristics of consciousness -- 8.3.4 Conclusion -- 8.4 Attention -- 8.4.1 Channels, filters, and limited resources -- 8.4.2 Limited resources and the MOGUL framework
8.4.3 Development inside and outside the language module -- 8.4.4 Development and the characteristics of automatic processes -- 8.4.5 The trouble with attention as a theoretical entity -- 8.4.6 Deriving attentional phenomena in the MOGUL framework -- 8.5 Chapter summary -- 9 The role of consciousness in language growth -- 9.1 Chapter outline -- 9.2 Consciousness and growth of a first language -- 9.2.1 Consciousness and growth of the language module -- 9.2.2 Consciousness and growth of metalinguistic knowledge -- 9.2.3 Consciousness and growth of word meaning -- 9.2.4 Consciousness and growth of orthography -- 9.2.5 Conclusion: consciousness in the growth of language -- 9.3 Consciousness and second language acquisition: noticing and understanding -- 9.3.1 The trouble with noticing -- 9.3.2 The MOGUL approach to noticing -- 9.3.3 Noticing vs. global awareness of input -- 9.3.4 Noticing vs. awareness at the level of understanding -- 9.3.5 Noticing and form-meaning connections -- 9.3.6 Noticing/understanding and automatic processes -- 9.3.7 Implicit learning revisited -- 9.3.8 Noticing the gap -- 9.3.9 Conclusion -- 9.4 Implications for second language instruction -- 9.4.1 Teaching for metalinguistic knowledge and its use in performance -- 9.4.2 Adjusting learners' input -- 9.4.3 Teaching metalinguistic knowledge to help learners adjust their own input -- 9.5 Chapter summary -- 10 Issues in SLA revisited -- 10.1 Chapter outline -- 10.2 Stages and continua -- 10.2.1 Stages and what's right about them -- 10.2.2 Continua and what's right about them -- 10.2.3 A MOGUL resolution -- 10.2.4 The evidence revisited -- 10.2.5 Conclusion -- 10.3 The initial state and crosslinguistic influence -- 10.3.1 The initial state -- 10.3.2 Crosslinguistic influence -- 10.4 Optionality -- 10.4.1 The phenomena -- 10.4.2 Optionality in MOGUL -- 10.4.3 Conclusion
10.5 Ultimate attainment
The Multilingual Mind explores, within a processing perspective, how languages share space and interact in our minds
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Link Print version: Sharwood Smith, Michael The Multilingual Mind : A Modular Processing Perspective New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107040854
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