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My two alien life forms

16 Sep 2012 18:12:38

My Two Alien Life Forms, an amusing article in this weekend's Guardian is a timely corrective to the popular view that English is somehow carrying all before it as it spreads across Europe. The author, an English woman living in Brussels, tells of her str...

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Mon Esprit Partagé, My Two Minds

28 May 2012 18:06:16

Wonderful article from New Scientist that pulls together recent findings of the cognitive advantages of bilingualism. According to studies highlighted in the feature, being able to speak two languages improves mental flexibility and cognitive focus and, a...

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Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

20 Mar 2012 13:02:23

More fuel for Bilingualism as one of the most effective forms of brain training in the op-ed piece in this Sunday's New York Times. The article highlights research that now shows that that the 'interference' that is created in the brain from having two la...

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New study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) shows that speaking a second language can delay the onset of Dementia and Alzheimer's for up to five years. Both the Telegraph and the Daily Express carry the story with the forme...

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Wonderful language-affirming article on the Canadian CBC News web site about the identity shifts of people living in two cultures. According to researcher David Luna at Baruch College at the City University of New York "Language is one of the most powerfu...

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It would seem that Spanglish, the combination of English mixed with Spanish is truly becoming a significant force in youth culture in the U.S., according to a piece on the BBC's News site. It will be interesting to see over the next few years if, as a res...

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Bilingual Spanish-English elementary education would appear to be a win-win for both first language English speakers and first language Spanish speakers according to the latest research reported in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal. Maybe language-...

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