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Mentalni leksikon i bilingvizam


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Acinger, Daria. (2018). Mentalni leksikon i bilingvizam. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics. [mentor Erdeljac, Vlasta].

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Mental lexicon is the word „storage“ where is stored all the knowledge of the words of the speaker's language. When the speaker wants to accomplish one of the language activities (listening, speaking, reading, writing), he accesses the words frorm his mental lexicon. One's mental lexicon is „enriched“ throughout the life, its scope increases, but the relationship within the stored words also changes. It is possible that some words can be lost from the mental lexicon. When we talk about the speaker who has the knowledge about one or more languages beside his first learned language, then we speak about bilingualism. Mental lexicon of the bilingual speaker contains data about the words from both of the languages that the speaker speaks. There are different approaches to this linguistic phenomenon, but nowadays many scientists agree upon the fact that the mental lexicon of the bilinguals has two mental lexicons mutually linked. Bilingual's first learned language affects his second mental lexicon, and viceversa. In the case of the bilinguals who have suffered injury on the part of the brain responsable for language production and perception, due to the type of the injury, there are different types of language recovery. Studies in the area of bilingual aphasia have contributed to the development of bilingual language theory and have confirmed that there is a connection between languages, but what is also very important are the environment in which languages have been learned and the degree of mastery in the first and second language.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental lexicon, bilingualism, first language, second language, bilingual aphasia
Subjects: Linguistics
Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Erdeljac, Vlasta
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 09:56

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