Foundations of Bilingual Memory

  • Roberto R. Heredia
  • Jeanette Altarriba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Bilingual Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeanette Altarriba, Roberto R. Heredia
      Pages 3-10
    3. Roberto R. Heredia, Anna B. Cieślicka
      Pages 11-39
    4. Allan Paivio
      Pages 41-62
    5. Ping Li, Xiaowei Zhao
      Pages 63-84
    6. Dana M. Basnight-Brown
      Pages 85-107
  3. Episodic, Semantic, and Working Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Scott R. Schroeder, Viorica Marian
      Pages 111-132
    3. Marc Brysbaert, Eef Ameel, Gert Storms
      Pages 133-146
    4. Xiaoping Pu, Chi-Shing Tse
      Pages 147-184
    5. Jeanette Altarriba
      Pages 185-203
    6. Donald F. Graves, Jeanette Altarriba
      Pages 205-221
    7. Alfredo Ardila
      Pages 223-234
  4. The Neuroscience of Bilingual Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Cheryl Frenck-Mestre, Elisa Sneed German, Alice Foucart
      Pages 237-255
    3. Vaishali Jahagirdar
      Pages 257-282
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-297

About this book


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.


Bilingual Dual Coding Theory Bilingual Memory Models Bilingual Models Classic Bilingual Memory View Connectionist Models of Bilingual Memory Emotion and Memory Episodic Memory Explicit vs. Implicit Memory False Memories Memory Storage Models of Lexical Access and Bilingualism Semantic Memory The Neuroscience of Bilingual Memory Working Memory

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto R. Heredia
    • 1
  • Jeanette Altarriba
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and CommunicationTexas A&M International UniversityLaredo TexasUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbany New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1700-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9218-4
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