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bilingual
2015-01-14 16:20:39

Learning a second language could do more than help a child travel internationally: It could completely change the way they look at life—according to a new study from Concordia University in Montreal.

Language Mixing Challenges And Benefits Kids 011713
2013-01-17 09:30:52

New research indicates that for kids growing up in bilingual homes, language mixing can present short-term challenges for language acquisition and long-term benefits for cognition.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.