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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bilingualism

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bilingualism
2. Access to another culture.

The disadvantages of bilingualism are:
1. Making mistakes in both languages.

A bilingual person can make mistakes in both languages and confuse grammatical structure of the two languages.
Bilingual:
Some Americans have decided to learn a second language in order to be able to communicate with other people from other cultures.
3. Better understanding of your L1.


A bilingual person can have a better understanding of his native language.
Students who study languages can acquire a second language and can often understand the grammatical rules of their native language better than a monolingual person .
4. Bilingual is more intelligent.



Researchers have proven that bilingual people can have skills in certain areas.
Acquiring additional language can even prevent mental decline in later years.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to bilingualism:

Some of those advantages are:

1. More opportunities for jobs.

Being bilingual enhances your chances of finding work.
Someone who uses/speaks two languages.
Being bilingual gives you the access to other cultures. A bilingual can understand and participate in different conversation.
Monolingual:

Someone who speaks only one language.
3. Knowing only two languages and not being able to use and understand more languages.
2. L1 Interference:

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4.Janssen, M. Bilingual Dictionaries and Lexical Gaps.
Universteit Utrecht. Retrieved January 12, 2015, from http://maarten.janssenweb.net/Papers/complex01.pdf.
Nasreen Basha
13.01.2015

A bilingual person might try to apply knowledge from one language to another but in most of the cases it does not work.

www.google.co.il
4. Lexical Gap:
Translation from one language to another is often difficult because sometimes there is a lexical gap.
Kalkan, B. (2014). Benefits of being bilingual in the 21st century
. Daily Sabah journal. Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.dailysabah.com/life/2014/09/10/benefits-of-being-bilingual-in-the-21st-century
Bradford, S. (2004). Advantages & Disadvantages of Bilingualism.
BBC News - Health: Being Bilingual "Protects Brain". Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8169984_advantages-disadvantages-bilingualism.html
Bradford, S. (2004). Advantages & Disadvantages of Bilingualism.
BBC News - Health: Being Bilingual "Protects Brain". Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8169984_advantages-disadvantages-bilingualism.html
Bradford, S. (2004). Advantages & Disadvantages of Bilingualism.
BBC News - Health: Being Bilingual "Protects Brain". Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8169984_advantages-disadvantages-bilingualism.html
Bradford, S. (2004). Advantages & Disadvantages of Bilingualism.
BBC News - Health: Being Bilingual "Protects Brain". Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8169984_advantages-disadvantages-bilingualism.html
Bradford, S. (2004). Advantages & Disadvantages of Bilingualism.
BBC News - Health: Being Bilingual "Protects Brain". Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8169984_advantages-disadvantages-bilingualism.html
Rampton, B. (1990) Displacing the "native speaker": Expertise, affiliation and inheritance ELT Journal, 44, 97-101
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