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Latest Language attrition Stories

2014-03-26 23:25:17

New cloud-based language learning software provides an effective solution to second-language attrition through customization and convenience. Niskayuna, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Lexikeet Learning, LLC, a provider of technology-driven educational products, today announced the release of three new language learning products – Lexikeet Chinese, Lexikeet Japanese, and Lexikeet Spanish – as a solution to the growing problem of second-language attrition. Attrition occurs when a learner...

2012-04-03 20:15:30

Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one....

2012-02-08 10:30:14

A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages. The study found that different factors were responsible for the language- and non-language-related outcomes of bilingualism found in previous research. The research was carried out at York University in Toronto and published in the journal Child Development. Bilingual children show differences in how they develop language and cognitive skills through the...