Bilingual language acquisition

Bilingual children are capable of greater cognitive flexibility than monolinguals (Iwashita and Liem 2005).  They switch between strategies more effectively than monolinguals do (Kovács & Mehler 2009a) and they perform better at learning two rules at the same time (Kovács & Mehler 2009b).  It is possible that bilingual children benefit from a greater variety of cortical sites that are activated by second language processing (Libben 2011).  Read the full PDF here: Bilingual language acquisition


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