As professors responsible for helping these students prepare for the classroom, although they may code-switch, as bilingual individuals
do, it is reassuring to us to see that in situations where they are expected to use Spanish at a higher level, they do so with confidence.
"Our program aims to meet this demand by providing proficient bilingual individuals
with the skills they need to become professional legal or healthcare translators and interpreters," she said in a statement.
"By studying infants, a population that does not yet speak any language, we discovered that the real difference between monolingual and bilingual individuals
later in life is not in the language itself, but rather, in the attention system used to focus on language.
When you look at bilingual individuals
who have suffered neurodegeneration, their brains look damaged.
To untangle this dynamic, the study's researchers, who also included San Diego State University's Karen Emmorey, studied bilingual individuals
fluent in English and American Sign Language (ASL), who often produce both languages simultaneously.
Another study that was also conducted with adults , analyzed the differences between the VOT duration measures of plosive consonants [p, t, k] in the speech production of 14 bilingual individuals
(Spanish-English), aged 18 to 24 years.
Tentative recent research findings on language and cognition suggest that bilingual individuals
are better at executive control ?
The second objective's findings disclosed that bilingual individuals
in Florida had a significantly different attitude toward undocumented immigrants than non-bilingual individuals.
While much relevant research concerns preparing mainstream teachers to work and support ELLs culturally and linguistically (de Jong & Harper, 2005; Hite & Evans, 2006; Honawar, 2009; Leavitt, 2013; Lucas, 2008), more study is needed to validate and consider the dual language expertise of bilingual individuals
as resources to address the increasing needs of multilingual populations of children in schools.
The results did not show a significant difference between monolingual and bilingual individuals
in perceptions of speakers' code-switching in a video (PCSV-LI and PCSV-UCA scores).
By involving the parents and promoting language awareness, the project was able to form fully bilingual individuals
who felt supported by the school environment and obtained much better results in secondary education than the majority of migrant children in Flanders.