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ERIC Number: EJ1177024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-7384
Conceptual Dynamics in Multilingual Competence
Saez, Natalia
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, v13 n2 p60-62 2013
"Mulitlingualism" represents the capacity of linguistic communities and individuals to regularly use more than one language on a daily basis (Franceschini, 2011). Recently, mounting theoretical and empirical studies on multilingualism have emerged within the field of applied linguistics. Among such analyses, there has been much attention on the notion of "multicompetence", which places a psycholinguistic/cognitive lens upon the study of multilingual minds (e.g., Bassetti & Cook, 2011; Brown & Gullberg, 2012). This piece will briefly explore multicompetence with regards to the influence of language(s) on the conceptual structures of multilingual speakers. In relation to this, a brief discussion on the "dynamic" nature of multilingual competence from the conceptual lens will also be provided.
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Language: English
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