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Title The Cambridge handbook of working memory and language / edited by John W. Schwieter, Wilfrid Laurier University ; Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Macao Polytechnic Institute
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 939 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Series information -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- About the Editors -- About the Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Overview of the Handbook -- 1 Working Memory and Language: An Overview of Key Topics -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Organization of the Handbook -- 1.3 Conclusion -- References -- Part I Introduction -- 2 Working Memory and the Challenge of Language -- References -- Part II Models and Measures -- 3 The Evolution of Working Memory and Language -- 3.1 Introduction
3.2 The Central Executive and Executive Functions of the Frontal Lobes -- 3.3 The Evolution of the Central Executive -- 3.4 The Phonological Loop and Its Evolution -- 3.5 The Visuospatial Sketchpad and Its Evolution -- 3.6 The Evolution of the Episodic Buffer -- 3.7 What Is Language? -- 3.8 Why Chomsky Is Wrong about the Evolution of Language -- 3.9 Why Chomsky May Have Gotten Something Right about Language's Evolution -- 3.10 The Fifth and Final Pragmatic of Speech -- 3.11 Cognitive Requirements of the Subjunctive Pragmatic of Speech -- 3.12 Conclusion -- References
4 The Phonological Loop as a ''Language Learning Device'': An Update -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Healthy Children Learning Their Mother Tongue -- 4.3 Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) or Down Syndrome -- 4.4 Healthy Children and Adults Learning a Second Language (L2) -- 4.4.1 Children Learning a Second Language -- 4.4.2 Adults Learning a Second Language -- 4.4.3 Disrupting the Phonological Loop -- 4.4.4 Polyglots -- 4.5 Cognitive Deficits -- 4.6 Conclusion -- References -- Note -- 5 The Embedded-Processes Model and Language Use -- 5.1 Introduction
5.2 The Embedded-Processes Model of Working Memory -- 5.2.1 Long-Term Memory -- 5.2.2 Activated Long-Term Memory -- 5.2.3 Focus of Attention -- 5.2.4 Central Executive -- 5.2.5 The Cohesive Model -- 5.3 The Embedded-Processes Model in Active Language Use -- 5.3.1 Role of Attention -- 5.3.2 Comprehending Language -- The Role of the Various Embedded Processes in Comprehension -- Interaction Between Linguistic Levels -- Attention Filtering and Switching in Language Comprehension -- 5.3.3 Producing Language The Role of the Various Embedded Processes in Language Production -- 5.4 Using Working Memory to Acquire Language -- 5.4.1 Developmental Acquisition -- 5.4.2 Acquiring a Second Language -- 5.5 Conclusion -- References -- 6 Long-Term Working Memory and Language Comprehension -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Understanding Working Memory and Language Theories prior to and after LT-WM -- 6.3 Development of the LT-WM Theory -- 6.3.1 A Chunking Theory of Expanded Memory in Experts -- 6.3.2 Skilled Memory Theory: Direct Storage in LTM -- 6.3.3 Transition to LT-WM and Its Mechanisms
Summary "Bringing together cutting-edge research, this Handbook is the first comprehensive text to examine the pivotal role of working memory in first and second language acquisition, processing, impairments, and training. Authored by a stellar cast of distinguished scholars from around the world, the Handbook provides authoritative insights on work from diverse, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and introduces key models of working memory in relation to language. Following an introductory chapter by working memory pioneer Alan Baddeley, the collection is organized into thematic sections that discuss working memory in relation to: Theoretical models and measures; Linguistic theories and frameworks; First language processing; Bilingual acquisition and processing; and Language disorders, interventions, and instruction. The Handbook is sure to interest and benefit researchers, clinicians, speech therapists, and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in linguistics, psychology, education, speech therapy, cognitive science, and neuroscience, or anyone seeking to learn more about language, cognition and the human mind"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 19, 2022)
Subject Language acquisition -- Psychological aspects
Second language acquisition -- Psychological aspects
Language disorders in children.
Short-term memory.
Memory, Short-Term
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.
Language acquisition -- Psychological aspects.
Language disorders in children.
Second language acquisition -- Psychological aspects.
Short-term memory.
Genre/Form Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Schwieter, John W., 1979- editor.
Wen, Zhisheng, editor.
LC no. 2022001125
ISBN 9781108955638