There has been a lot of good press about bilingualism these days, both from popular science and from some studies that have shown that being bilingual can delay dementia and improve memory function over the course of your life. This article from the New Yorker gives a balanced and well-researched discussion of what bilingualism’s benefits really are, bringing together common wisdom, popular science, and news coverage. If you’re doing research about bilingualism, this article is a good place to start! And if you’re simply interested in the topic it’s a quick and easy read.
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