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bilingual

(bī′lĭng′gwĭl)
Being able to speak and write in a semantically correct and fluent style in two languages.
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Thus we conclude that the management of two spoken languages in the same modality, rather than simply a larger vocabulary, leads to the differences we observed in the Spanish-English bilinguals.
Some thorough research in the Basque region of Spain by Eneko Anton and team (Basque centre for cognition brain and language) looked at bilingual and monolingual school pupils in the region and again found no bilingual advantage.
These experiences, which are both cognitive and social in nature, include how bilinguals acquire, develop, use, and think about their languages, language attitudes and preferences, as well as prior social interactions, where bilinguals negotiate meaning and acquire knowledge about the social and cognitive demands of a given learning task.
Our business has changed significantly in the past three years, from one which was set up to bring foreigners into investment banks to one which recruits mostly bilingual Japanese professionals for an expanded range of industries, including real estate, luxury goods, retail, entertainment, insurance, manufacturing and consulting firms.
However, he also argues that given the type of recognised qualification that bilinguals have, they should earn more.
This article, which is based on a review of the rehabilitation literature as well as the authors' experiences in bilingual rehabilitation practice, will list various pitfalls and problems which arise when dealing with consumers who have not yet gained sufficient language skills to enter into the rehabilitation process without the assistance of a translator/interpreter.
Bilingual schools, mainly German, were commonplace in the U.
plans to make a major push into the vast and untapped multilingual market in Europe with the development of French/German and German/Polish electronic bilingual dictionaries, company officials announced Friday.
Whether this advantage is present across the life-span for all Welsh-English bilinguals is yet to be discovered, but should it lead to the delayed onset of dementia, as demonstrated previously for bilinguals in Canada, the identification of how, when and where this advantage is present is all the more worthwhile.
Recent studies have shown that bilinguals may have cognitive advantages over monolinguals (Bialystok, 2001) and that cross-linguistic transfers operate concurrently between learnt languages (Odlin, 1989).
Comparing narratives in both languages of Spanish-English bilinguals, Gutierrez-Clellen (2002) found differences in the recall and comprehension of a story, such that the children showed better performance in the language used in the classroom (L2) as opposed to their L1.