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Bilingualism

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Luann Arjona

on 1 November 2013

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Transcript of Bilingualism

BILINGUALISM
Benefits of Being Bilingual
DEFINITION
IS A COMPLEX PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL LINGUISTIC BEHAVIOR AND HAS MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ASPECTS
CONSEQUENCES OF BEING BILINGUAL
CONCLUSION
DELAYS DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER
MULTILINGUAL BRAIN IS NIMBLER, QUICKER, BETTER ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE AMBIGUITIES
IMPROVES ON-THE-FLY PROBLEM SOLVING
HELPS WITH MEMORY AND IGNORING DISTRACTIONS
CONSEQUENCES OF BEING BILINGUAL
*IF YOU LOVE MEETING PEOPLE AND INTERACTING WITH THEM

*IF YOU LOVE HELPING OTHERS

*IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR COGNITVE SKILLS

*AND YOU WANT TO BE ONE STEP OF OTHERS AND HAVE MORE MONEY

START TODAY LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE, AGE IS NEVER A PROBLEM

Meet people from different cultures and interact with them
A key to success in a job being one step ahead of others and great option for extra money
Volunteering at any international association
According to DR. Ellen Bialystok at NYU being bilingual increases your cognitive skills
IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN THAT DEVELOPS YOUR BRAIN SKILLS
SIMULTANEOUS BILINGUALISM
Learning two languages as first language
RECEPTIVE BILINGUALISM
Being able to understand two languages but express oneself in only one
SEQUENTIAL BILINGUALISM
Learning one language after having established a first language
BILINGUALISM
GREATER INCREASE IN BLOOD OXYGENATION
BOTH LANGUAGE SYSTEMS ARE ACTIVE
ONE SYSTEM OBSTRUCTS THE OTHER
STRUCTURAL CHANGES AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE BILINGUAL EXPOSURE
Consistent results indicate that attained proficiency and maybe language exposure are more important than the age of acquisition as a determinant of the cerebral representation of languages in bilinguals/polyglots
CHARACTERISTICS FOUND IN A BILINGUAL'S BRAIN
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