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bi·lin·gual·ism

(bī-ling'gwăl-izm),
1. Use of two languages in which neither may be regarded as necessarily secondary to the other.
2. Any fluent use of a second language.
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In the last two decades or so, bilingualism has become a point of interest for cognitive sciences such as psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.
In fact, research studies have shown that learning two languages is additive bilingualism and that it sharpens the mind and can protect and preserve cognitive function even well into old age.
Figure 1 illustrates the types of bilingualism we typically find in communities of Arnhem Land.
Our study shows that bilingualism, even when acquired in adulthood, may benefit the aging brain," Bak concluded.
The effect of such mental exercise depends on several factors, with the study showing that the age at which the language was acquired influences the effect of bilingualism on cognition.
Haque's carefully-researched genealogy of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism reveals its many intimate connections with an array of language and cultural policies and institutional practices developed by both Liberal and Conservative governments, which further attest to the hegemonic status of the concepts and policies that emerged from the commission.
For the purpose of the present study, bilingualism is defined as the regular use of a second language for at least five years, and a perceived skill level of advanced.
Nobody can deny that bilingualism is beneficial for every child's development and their future.
A CENTRE which has influenced the public perception of bilingualism in Wales and beyond is celebrating five years its five-year anniversary.
This is entirely false and appears to be inserted by a person who has an axe to grind about bilingualism in the military.