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Bilingual Brain

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ISBN-10: 0199828113

ISBN-13: 9780199828111

Edition: 2013

Authors: Arturo E. Hernandez

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Cases of language loss and recovery bring up an intriguing paradox. If two languages are stored in the brain, how can it be that a person can lose one of them, but not the other, and then gain one back without relearning it? The traditional models of how a language is represented in the brain suggest that languages can become inaccessible, even though they are not entirely lost. As the author demonstrates through fascinating cases, stress--whether due to foreign language immersion, sleep deprivation, or brain damage--can lead to the apparent loss of one language, but not the other. Arturo Hernandez presents the results of 25 years of research into the factors that might help us to…    
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.10" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Antagonists, Parasites, and Symbiotes
The Sensorimotor Nature of Early Learning
Laying Down Two Languages across Time
Proficiency, Efficiency, and Expertise
Practice What You Speak
Controlled Adjustments
Control, Flexibility, and the Two Language Dilemma
The Final Frontier