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9781847697950

Multilingualism and Creativity

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    9781847697950

  • ISBN10:

    184769795X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-09-03
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Summary

This book presents the author?s research into whether speaking multiple languages has a positive impact on an individual?s creative potential. It examines how specific factors in multilingual development encourage certain cognitive functions, which in turn facilitate people?s creative performance. This volume aims to provide support for educational systems attempting to enhance foreign language learning and fostering creativity.

Author Biography

Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin is Associate Professor of Psychology at American University of Sharjah. His research focuses mainly on the relationship between multilingualism and creativity, but also includes encoding in multilingual language perception and production, and cognitive and sociocultural aspects of creativity. His work has appeared in several edited volumes and scientific journals. Currently, he is developing a new Bilingual Creative Education program that combines foreign language learning and creativity fostering techniques in a unified curricular approach.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Creative Cognition
Chapter 2: Multilingual Cognition
Chapter 3: Multilingual Creativity
Chapter 4: Multilingual Creative Cognition
Chapter 5: Multilingual Creative Development
Chapter 6: Implications of Multilingual Creative Cognition for Creativity Domains
Chapter 7: Implications of Multilingual Creative Cognition for Education
Chapter 8: Conclusions

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