October 4, 2017
Bilingual people may be better equipped to learn new languages than those who only speak one language, according to a study published in the academic journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. The research points to a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual or learn another language at an early age. "There has been a lot of debate about the value of early bilingual language education," study co-author Sara Grey, a professor of applied linguistics at Georgetown University. "Now, with this small study, we have novel brain-based data that points towards a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual."