Bimodal Bilingualism: Factors yet to be explored


Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

DOI: (About DOI), 2 pages. Published online: 06 October 2015

Bimodal Bilingualism: Factors yet to be explored


Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Collaborative Innovation Centre for Language Ability, Jiangsu Normal University

Recent years have seen increasing research into bimodal bilingualism from a variety of paradigms such as bilingual acquisition, language processing, neural systems, and cognitive skills, with the underlying assumption that successful bimodal bilingualism entails the knowledge representations and processing of two grammars each of which via a distinct modality, auditory-oral versus visual-gestural. As such, it opens up an arena of cutting-edge research enabling comparisons of the linguistic and cognitive effects of monolingualism versus bilingualism, as well as unimodal bilingualism versus bimodal bilingualism.