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Unformatted text preview: child will not have as large a vocabulary in either language as a monolingual child. The brain of a bilingual is organized differently than a monolingual’s brain. Learning to read in a second language does not interfere with reading the first language. Bilinguals have to translate from their weaker language to their stronger language to think about something. The best time for a person to begin a second language is infancy or early childhood, so if a person begins learning a second language after the age of six that individual will never become bilingual. Children who can carry on a conversation in a second language may not be able to understand school lessons taught in that language. Of the six billion people on earth, the majority are bilingual; monolinguals are the minority. 2. Did you get any of these questions wrong? ± Yes ± No 3. If so, what did you learn about bilingualism from the correct responses?...
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- Winter '08
- Psychology, Multilingualism, bilingual individuals