Neuroscience provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism.
Bilingual children from immigrant families should not be expected to be two monolinguals in one. It takes them longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one, but a researcher says, “Don’t
You know I’m gonna say no. But, it’s important to establish what does happen and to do so with data. After several studies we have enough data to look at this question more carefully wi…
New research published by NYU Steinhardt professor Michael Kieffer challenges the perception that multilingual students in the United States consistently perform poorly, have shown little academic pro
Language learning begins much earlier than one might think, and numerous factors play an essential role in that process. Janet Werker has spent years investigating how children acquire language.
By Antonella Sorace & Thomas Bak The idea that there is a critical period for language learning has been around for a long time, at least since Eric Lenneberg’s 1967 book “Biological Foundation…
Research led by UCR psychologist Megan Zirnstein shows that bilinguals regulate, or suppress, their native language when reading in a second language.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
More than half the world’s population is now bilingual. Now thought to encourage flexibility of mind and empathy, bilingualism is also transforming societies
A Concordia study sheds light on how language history relates to brain plasticity.
03/03/18 Acquisition and active use of two languages in adults have been suggested to train executive functions in the…
New research suggests being bilingual may help a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shift task, a skill that is often difficult for kids with autism. Canadian researchers said the finding refle
With the number of bilingual individuals increasing steadily, find out how bilingualism affects the brain and cognitive function.