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Dr. John W. Schwieter takes on elevated role as Executive Editor of “Bilingual Processing and Acquisition”

How does learning more than one language, either from birth or later in life, affect the human brain? Is the multilingual brain different from that of speakers of one language?  How does just one mind represent, control, and process more than one language? How does a bilingual do things like switch back and forth between languages? These are just some of the questions that the scholarly book series “Bilingual Processing and Acquisition” seeks to answer.

 As Founding Editor of the book series, Dr. John W. Schwieter has led a productive first three years. On January 1, 2014, he assembled the inaugural Editorial Advisory Board of 31 international scholars. The series now has 14 authored and edited volumes in print and forthcoming.

 “The Bilingual Processing and Acquisition book series, under the academic leadership of Professor Schwieter, is on course to becoming one of the key sources of high-quality research in the field,” said Prof. Dr. Angela Hahn, co-editor of Volume 5 and Professor of Applied Linguistics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. “This success is evident from the high regard in which Professor Schwieter is held in this field.”

 Effective January 1, 2017, Schwieter will continue leadership of the book series as Executive Editor. In this expanded role, he will solidify efforts to provide a unified home, unlike any other, for research on psycholinguistic and neurocognitive approaches to bilingualism/multilingualism and language acquisition. Schwieter will also appoint or reappoint scholars to the Editorial Advisory Board and will likely invite an Associate Editor to assist him with the handling of book proposals.

 “We as publisher are impressed and extremely happy with Prof. Schwieter,” says Cornelis H.J. Vaes, Senior Editor at John Benjamins Publishing (Amsterdam/Philadelphia). “We congratulate him with this achievement.”

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