OU blog

Personal Blogs

Picture of Patrick Andrews

linguistics in the media

Visible to anyone in the world
Edited by Patrick Andrews, Monday, 13 Jun 2011, 09:43

An interesting article about bilingualism in The Observer today, showing the advantages of being bilingual.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/12/ellen-bialystok-bilingual-brains-more-healthy

The question about trilingualism raises important issues about the practicalities of linking this research to the configuration of the brain rather than social factors.  Presumably many people who learn a third language have done so as a choice (although there are many parts of the world where three languages are used).

Permalink
Share post