Multilingual advantage

This page contains all sorts of links I have collated over the years towards studies or articles relating to the advantages of being multilingual.

  • Bilinguals have better inhibitory control – ASHA – February 2018
  • Bilinguals are better at recogising voices – Science Daily – June 2017
  • Multilinguals have better social skills – New York Times – March 2016
  • Bilinguals are better communicators – PsyPost – May 2015 
  • Bilinguals are better at dealing and learning in noisy environments – BBC news – October 2014
  • Learning a second language slows brain ageing – BBC news – June 2014
  • 6 benefits of speaking a different language – Huffington Post – February 2014
  • Bilingual are more tolerant – Academia – 2013
  • Multilingual children have a better working memory – Science Codex – February 2013
  • Bilinguals are better at problem solving – BBC News – August 2012
  • Multilingualism also benefits low-income children – Science Blog – August 2012
  • Bilingualism boosts brain power – BBC News – May 2012
  • Multilinguals are more rational – Ars Technica – April 2012
  • Bilinguals make better financial decisions – Business Insider – April 2012
  • Bilinguals switch tasks faster – Research Gate – April 2010.

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  1. What is it like being bilingual by the great F. Grosjean – Psychology Today – October 2011
  2. General benefits of learning languages – Newcastle University – October 2011
  3. Longer language learning ability – CV33.com – September 2011 (the article is not great but study appears interesting) or here.
  4. Bilingual toddlers are better at executive fonctions (ie sorting shapes or mental tasks) – Huffington Post – August 2011.
  5. Bilingualism delays the onset of Alzheimer – New York Times – May 2011
  6. Young bilinguals have better attention control – Science Daily – January 2011
  7. General benefits of multilingualism – Multilingual Living – May 2010

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