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Does Being Bilingual Make You Smarter?

Do you speak more than one language! Congrats, because studies show that being able to speak in multiple languages is linked to being smarter! We invited Alice Gillet, who is fluent in English and French, onto DNews to discuss why this is.

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“We are surrounded by language during nearly every waking moment of our lives.”

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“Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born.”

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“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.”

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“New research reveals that bilingualism has a positive effect on cognition later in life.”

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“Samuel Beckett, born in a suburb of Dublin in 1906, was a native English speaker. However, in 1946 Beckett decided that he would begin writing exclusively in French.”

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“Until recently, research on language processing and its cognitive basis assumed that monolingual speakers were the model subjects of study and that English provided an adequate basis on which universal principles might be generalized.”

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