Foundations of Bilingual Memory by Roberto R. Heredia
Foundations of Bilingual Memory provides a valuable update to the field of bilingual memory and offers a new psychological perspective on how the bilingual mind encodes, stores, and retrieves information. This volume emphasizes theoretical issues, such as classic memory approaches, Compound-Coordinate Bilingualism, Bilingual Dual Coding Theory, and Working Memory, about which relatively little has been written in the bilingual domain. Also covered are:
* The neuropsychology of bilingual memory
* Applied issues (such as false memories and bilingualism, emotion and memory)
* Empirical findings in support of the uniqueness of the different memory systems of the bilingual individual
* Connectionist models of bilingualism
The volume represents the first book of its kind, in stressing a memory perspective with regards to bilingual speakers. It can serve as an advanced text for both undergraduate and graduate level students and it will be of great interest to the growing number of bilingual teachers and university classes interested in understanding the bilingual mind, as well as in preparing teachers to work with the bilingual individual.