Can Bilingual Babies Acquire Two Languages as Fast and as Well as Monolinguals?

Based on the results of one study, the findings showed that “the speed of acquisition” of two languages for bilingual infants/toddlers is comparable to that of monolingual infants/toddlers. Moreover, the results indicated that preverbal 12-month-old bilingual infants are more flexible at learning speech structures than monolinguals. Therefore, bilinguals may acquire two languages in the time in which monolinguals acquire one because they quickly become more flexible learners.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Flexible learning of multiple speech structures in bilingual infants," Science, 2009, by Kovács, Á. M., & Mehler, J.. (Citations: 120).




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