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Does being bilingual have a positive impact on the social and intellectual development of an individual?

The advantages and disadvantages of being bilingual.
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Katie Wade

on 9 December 2010

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Transcript of Does being bilingual have a positive impact on the social and intellectual development of an individual?

Does being bilingual have a positive impact on the
social and intellectual development of
an individual? Definition of bilingual? Oxford Dictionary:
somebody who can speak
two languages fluently. Fluency? Somebody who can speak
two languages to a high
level. What percentage of the world's population are bilingual? 66% How does a child
become bilingual? 1. List of vocabulary is formed. 2. Child starts to use sentences. 3. Grammatical rules are grasped. Don't necessarily have two words for everything. Vocabulary from both languages is used in the same sentence. Unclear whether two sets of grammar rules are formed at once. Key element of language = communication. Social advantages. Understand two
different cultures. Develops relationships
between family members. More confidence. Better communication
skills. Intellectual advantages. Flexible thinking. Protects against
senile dementia. Easier to learn
subsequent languages Career opportunities. Better and earlier
understanding of
language and its
use: metalinguistic awareness.
IQ? Thought to have
a detrimental
effect until the 1960s. Research in the
1960s suggested
bilinguals had
higher IQs. Nowadays no-one
is sure. Bilingual Education. Language immersion. Quebec, 1960s.
Teacher response in French.
60% English, 40% French.
100% French.
60% English, 40% French.
Negative effects
on development. Self-conscious
about weaker
language Don't feel part
of any social group. Arguments and tension
within families. Language development
is slower. Bilingualism has a positive
effect on development. Thankyou.

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