Neuerscheinung in der FAU-Sprachwissenschaft
Wir freuen uns, die neu erschienene Monographie unserer Sprachwissenschaftlerinnen und Sprachwissenschaftler Silke Jansen, Sonja Higuera del Moral, Jessica Stefanie Barzen, Pia Reimann und Markus Opolka vorzustellen:
„Demystifying Bilingualism. How Metaphor guides research towards mythification“.
„This book analyses changing views on bilingualism in Cognitive Psychology and explores their socio-cultural embeddedness. It offers a new, innovative perspective on the debate on possible cognitive (dis)advantages in bilinguals, arguing that it is biased by popular “language myths”, which often manifest themselves in the form of metaphors. Since its beginnings, Cognitive Psychology has consistently modelled the coexistence between languages in the brain using metaphors of struggle, conflict and competition. However, an ideological shift from nationalist and monolingual ideologies to the celebration of bilingualism under multicultural and neoliberal ideologies in the course of the 20th century fostered opposing interpretations of language coexistence in the brain and its effects on bilinguals at different moments in time. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Multilingualism and Applied Linguistics, Cognitive and Computational Linguistics, and Critical Metaphor Analysis.“