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Dr. John Schwieter appointed new editor-in-chief of the "Bilingual Processing and Acquisition" scholarly book series

Nov 11/13

Dr. John W. Schwieter, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics, has been appointed inaugural editor-in-chief of the Bilingual Processing and Acquisition scholarly book series, which will be published by John Benjamins Publishing, a leading press in language and linguistics.

The book series aims to provide a single forum and home for the highest-quality monographs and collective volumes related to bilingualism and multilingualism from psycholinguistic and neurocognitive perspectives. It will showcase book volumes that represent both traditional and innovative approaches that bolster or reshape what is known about bilingual processing and acquisition. The books published in the series may explore, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Artificial intelligence and bilingualism
  • Bilingual competence and performance
  • Bilingual language activation
  • Bilingual language control
  • Bilingual language disorders
  • Bilingual language representation
  • Bilingual language selection
  • Bilingual processing and acquisition in adults
  • Bilingual processing and acquisition in children
  • Bilingual memory
  • Bilingual speech perception
  • Bilingual speech production
  • Bimodal bilingualism
  • Cognitive and neurocognitive approaches to bilingualism
  • Cognitive consequences of bilingualism
  • Cognitive executive functioning in bilinguals
  • Computational modelling of bilingualism
  • Cross-linguistic interference
  • Linguistics and bilingual processing (phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical, orthographic, etc.)
  • Naturalistic or laboratory-based approaches to bilingual processing
  • Neurocognitive issues in healthy and brain-damaged bilinguals
  • Processing perspectives of code-switching
  • Processing perspectives of interlanguage development
Schwieter's editorial experience includes five books published by notable presses including Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Information Age Publishing, John Benjamins Publishing, and Cambridge University Press. As editor-in-chief of Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, Schwieter will appoint and lead an editorial board of 20-30 international scholars and will oversee the aims, scope, and research directions of the book series. He will also make final decisions, in consultation with board members, on the publication of books appearing in the series.

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