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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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Those who question the need for bilingual education are often the same people who question why Masses have to be said in Spanish.
Because activists had early on identified bilingual education as the primary Latino civil rights issue, the equivalent of what busing was to blacks, foes and doubters of the program were routinely branded as racists.
Unpublished fMRI data obtained from bilingual speakers as they name various objects, a more restricted verbal task, yields the same disparity regarding age of learning a language, Hirsch responds.
The researchers then experimented with language switches called code switches that are regularly heard by children in bilingual communities like "That one looks fun
Therefore, a competent bilingual speaker who switches codes must have a sound knowledge of both L1 and L2 in terms of grammar and sentence structure.
But unlike bilinguals of two spoken languages, ASL-English bilinguals can sign and speak simultaneously, allowing the researchers to test whether the need to inhibit the other language might explain the bilingual advantage.
Though the state has been "striving for years" to increase its number of bilingual emergency operators, the increasing demand for Spanish-speaking 911 call-takers is much easier to meet along the border, English added.
Mr Terry James (Letters, June 8) should consider, as others are now doing, whether early research on simultaneous, balanced bilinguals was seeing some attribute other than that conferred by second language acquisition or whether simultaneous, balanced bilingualism isn't rather exceptional in itself.
It seems these bilingual signs are doing the opposite of what signage should do - confusing, rather than informing, motorists.
The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor Bilingual Chinese English
THE failure to recruit bilingual magistrates has led to fears about the future provision of justice for Welsh speakers.
YOUNG BILINGUAL LEARNERS AT HOME AND SCHOOL: Researching Multilingual Voices.
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