Bilingualism


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Bilingualism

The ability to speak two languages. In areas where two languages are common, bilingual individuals are often paid more to do the same jobs as monolingual persons because they are able to service more customers with less difficulty.
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In the 1990s the Confederation of Regions party, an anglophone nationalist party, proposed to abolish official bilingualism.
Bilingualism in education could be a key area for development to ensure these advantages are available to as many as possible.
The first section of the book, "Family Questions" is made of a set of 17 questions that covers a series of linguistic issues regarding bilingualism at home.
Does bilingualism mean the mother tongue has to suffer?
Subtractive bilingualism constitutes a waste of potential for the individual, and a waste of resources for Australia.
Figure 1 illustrates the types of bilingualism we typically find in communities of Arnhem Land.
Our study shows that bilingualism, even when acquired in adulthood, may benefit the aging brain," Bak concluded.
The effect of such mental exercise depends on several factors, with the study showing that the age at which the language was acquired influences the effect of bilingualism on cognition.
Haque's carefully-researched genealogy of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism reveals its many intimate connections with an array of language and cultural policies and institutional practices developed by both Liberal and Conservative governments, which further attest to the hegemonic status of the concepts and policies that emerged from the commission.
With the increase of Latin American students in the United States education system, it is important to determine the role of bilingualism on academic achievement (Bialystok, 2011).
Uniquely focusing on bilingualism and multilingualism between Spanish and other languages in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America, this in-depth volume is aimed at linguists, sociolinguists, language acquisitionists, teacher educators, and teachers who want to understand this context.
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