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Mental RepresentationsA dual coding approach$
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Allan Paivio

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780195066661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.001.0001

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Bilingual Cognitive Representation

Bilingual Cognitive Representation

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(p.239) 11 Bilingual Cognitive Representation
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Mental Representations
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Allan Paivio

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.003.0011

This chapter presents a bilingual version of dual coding theory. It reviews the implications of the theory for some current issues in the psychology of bilingualism, including semantic memory, episodic memory, second language learning. The theory leads to a strong emphasis on the role of situational contexts and imagery in second language learning. In particular, the theory suggests that language-learning strategies based on the systematic use of referent objects, pictures, activities, and mental imagery would be especially effective in promoting learning.

Keywords:   dual coding theory, bilingualism, bilingual memory, second language learning, semantic memory

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