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Growing Old With Two Languages : Effects of Bilingualism on Cognitive Aging (Hardcover)

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This collection brings together two areas of research that are currently receiving great attention in both scientific and public spheres: cognitive aging and bilingualism. With ongoing media focus on the aging population and the need for activities to forestall cognitive decline, experiences that appear effective in maintaining functioning are of great interest. One such experience is lifelong bilingualism. Moreover, research into the cognitive effects of bilingualism has increased dramatically in the past decade, making it an exciting area of study. This volume combines these issues and presents the most recent research and thinking into the effects of bilingualism on cognitive decline in aging. The contributors are all leading scholars in their field. The result is a state-of-the art collection on the effect of bilingualism on cognition in older populations for both healthy aging and aging with dementia. The papers will be of interest to researchers, students, and health professionals.
Number of Pages: 300
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 52535797
UPC: 9789027241955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4887
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