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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new research study at Concordia University 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. In the project, the scientists discovered that bilingual parents often participate in language mixing, where elements from two languages are found in the same sentence. The team of investigators found that language...

2012-02-14 11:47:55

IDIBELL researchers develop a questionnaire to assess the differences to switch from one language to another in bilinguals The proficiency that a bilingual person has of both languages, the context in which he speaks them or unconscious changes in their use are the factors that make people who speak Spanish and Catalan switch from one language to another. The group of Cognition and Brain Plasticity at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Antoni...

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...

2011-05-31 17:13:31

How do people who speak more than one language keep from mixing them up? How do they find the right word in the right language when being fluent in just one language means knowing about 30,000 words? That's what science has wondered about for decades, offering complicated theories on how the brain processes more than one language and sometimes theorizing that bilingualism degrades cognitive performance. But University of Kansas psycholinguist Mike Vitevitch thinks that complicated...

2011-02-22 08:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages spoken throughout the world today.  Every person knows at least one of them, however, many people are fond of learning two or more.  It's actually recommended these days.  There are numerous benefits of being bilingual such as an improvement in linguistic and meta linguistic abilities as well as betterment of cognitive flexibility such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities and general reasoning....

2011-02-18 13:11:42

Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium, according to researchers. Recent research indicates that bilingual speakers can outperform monolinguals--people who speak only one language--in certain mental abilities, such as editing out irrelevant information and focusing on important information, said Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Penn State. These skills make bilinguals...

2010-02-16 15:48:59

It may not be obvious, but hearing two languages regularly during pregnancy puts infants on the road to bilingualism by birth. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, infants born to bilingual mothers (who spoke both languages regularly during pregnancy) exhibit different language preferences than infants born to mothers speaking only one language. Psychological scientists Krista Byers-Heinlein and Janet F. Werker from the...

2009-09-16 13:49:20

If your French Immersion student is scratching their tête over not being able to think of the English word for sifflet or the French word for keyboard, a University of Alberta researcher has a sage piece of advice. Relax, it's completely normal. Elena Nicoladis, an experimental psychologist, recently published a study of unilingual and bilingual children's ability to recall words in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Nicoladis' research with students between the ages of...

2008-08-22 03:00:38

By Grayson, J Paul Au Canada, plusieurs universites prennent des mesures pour recruter des immigrants ou leurs enfants et satisfaire leurs besoins- et parmi eux plusieurs ont l'anglais comme langue seconde. Il n'y a pas de recherches au Canada qui comparent la progression potentielle du capital linguistique des etudiants ayant l'anglais comme langue seconde et celui des autres etudiants au fil de leur parcours universitaire, avec les relations entre les progressions du capital linguistique...


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