Language and Cognition in Bilinguals and Multilinguals


  • Natalia Kucirkova


Authored by Annette M.B. de Groot Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group 2011 Within the current global and multicultural context, a monolingual orientation is no longer tenable in a comprehensive study of psycholinguistics. However, since its foundation in the 1950s, the majority of psycholinguistic research has been carried out in a monolingual framework. It is only in the last 15 years that studies in bilingualism have shown that many psycho-neurobiological factors shaping the acquisition and use of language may be altered and affected by bi- and multilingualism. In her newly published book, Annette Groot challenges the view of monolingual psycholinguistics. Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, De Groot provides a comprehensive discussion of the psychology of language from both the bilingual and multilingual perspective.