Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition

Anne L. Beatty-Martínez, Paola Eulalia Dussias

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Abstract

A central question in cognitive neuroscience concerns how individuals' cognitive abilities are shaped by learning from experience. This paper presents a critical overview of the discoveries that have emerged from the study of bilingualism, and the implications that they hold for language, cognition, and the brain. In particular, we review the range of cognitive control processes that appear to be influenced by bilingualism and the theoretical frameworks that have been proposed to account for the differences between bilinguals and monolinguals as well as among bilinguals themselves. We discuss current research directions on the consequences of bilingualism, and report emerging findings on the role of bilingual experience in the adaptation of the bilingual language system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond
Subtitle of host publicationQuestions and Insights
EditorsIrina A. Sekerina, Virginia Valian, Lauren Spradlin
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages49-66
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789027262745
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Bilingualism
Volume57
ISSN (Print)0928-1533

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Multilingualism
multilingualism
Cognition
cognition
brain
Brain
Language
experience
Aptitude
control process
cognitive ability
neurosciences
language
Learning
Research
learning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Beatty-Martínez, A. L., & Dussias, P. E. (2019). Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition. In I. A. Sekerina, V. Valian, & L. Spradlin (Eds.), Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights (pp. 49-66). (Studies in Bilingualism; Vol. 57). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/sibil.57.04bea
Beatty-Martínez, Anne L. ; Dussias, Paola Eulalia. / Adaptive control and brain plasticity : A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition. Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights. editor / Irina A. Sekerina ; Virginia Valian ; Lauren Spradlin. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. pp. 49-66 (Studies in Bilingualism).
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Beatty-Martínez, AL & Dussias, PE 2019, Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition. in IA Sekerina, V Valian & L Spradlin (eds), Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights. Studies in Bilingualism, vol. 57, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1075/sibil.57.04bea

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Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights. ed. / Irina A. Sekerina; Virginia Valian; Lauren Spradlin. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. p. 49-66 (Studies in Bilingualism; Vol. 57).

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Beatty-Martínez AL, Dussias PE. Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition. In Sekerina IA, Valian V, Spradlin L, editors, Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2019. p. 49-66. (Studies in Bilingualism). https://doi.org/10.1075/sibil.57.04bea