Second Language Effects: You are more likely to deny the truth in your second language According to a Study

19/01/2018

Interesting findings of the truthfulness of non-native speakers at https://theconversation.com/you-are-more-likely-to-deny-the-truth-in-your-second-language-82193

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The Advantages of Being Bilingual

14/01/2018

Read  Bilingual preschoolers show stronger inhibitory control at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-10-bilingual-preschoolers-stronger-inhibitory.html


Will a Language Used in Childhood Be Lost Later in Life?

01/01/2018

No, it will not be. It is still stored in a human brain, according to Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you at https://qz.com/1155289/even-if-youve-forgotten-the-language-you-spoke-as-a-child-it-still-stays-with-you/. 

 


29/12/2017

No, it will not be. It is still stored in a human brain, according to Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you at https://qz.com/1155289/even-if-youve-forgotten-the-language-you-spoke-as-a-child-it-still-stays-with-you/. 

 


Languages and Brain Corner: A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust

29/11/2017

Good news for us bilinguals, excerpt:

“And the one thing we know is that bilinguals are much better in cognitive control than monolinguals. Many, many studies have found that cognitive control is one of the most decisive variables, one of the most important pieces of cognitive function. People that have good cognitive control do good at school, typically find better jobs, are healthier. They have better social insertion.

“Bilingualism improves cognitive control. Cognitive control improves cognition in a way that impacts many, many things in life. And bilingualism doesn’t have a risk of actually delaying our linguistic experience.”

Find more at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/bilingual-brains-languages-robust-better-neuroscience-science-speaking-learn-a8047856.html


Experts, Educators Say Benefits of Bilingualism Are Brushed Aside in U.S. Schools

28/11/2017

Many of us have experienced this issue first hand.  Please comment about it. Read more at http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16041%3Aexperts-educators-say-benefits-of-bilingualism-are-brushed-aside-in-us-schools&catid=1562&Itemid=428#.WgD0nyr3GLI.facebook 


Bilingual Baby Corner: Bilingual babies listen to language

25/11/2017

A research study.  Excerpt:

The study, published Aug. 7 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that infants can differentiate between words in different languages. “By 20 months, bilingual babies already know something about the differences between words in their two languages,” said Casey Lew-Williams, an assistant professor of psychology and co-director of the Princeton Baby Lab, where researchers study how babies and young children learn to see, talk and understand the world. He is also the co-author of the paper.

“They do not think that ‘dog’ and ‘chien’ [French] are just two versions of the same thing,” Lew-Williams said. “They implicitly know that these words belong to different languages.”

Find at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170807155145.htm


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