2010), given that bilingualism
also promotes cognitive reserve, i.e.
fosters analogical reasoning and problem solving, concept formation and deeper processing.
This paper has taken a close look at bimodal bilingualism
, which prevails in Yolnu communities.
She added, however, that "there are still advantages to be found from late bilingualism
The B and B Commission is among the most influential of Canada's royal commissions, as evidenced by its policy impacts and the ways in which its discourses around bilingualism
and multiculturalism have become part of the national self-conception and governing framework.
Advantages of Bilingualism
. Researchers who advocate learning a foreign language suggest bilingualism
enhances cognitive ability (Bialystok, Craik, & Freedman, 2007).
gives children much more than two languages.
Bangor University's Centre for Bilingualism
in Research and Practice has been a springboard for extending expertise in this area to other bilingual communities.
All this to say that one should look before he leaps and do not try to put the blame on bilingualism
when there is no blame.
"Previous studies have established that bilingualism
has a beneficial effect on cognitive development in children," explains lead study author, Dr.