Bilinguals show an advantage in cognitive control – the question is why

@inproceedings{Morton2009BilingualsSA,
  title={Bilinguals show an advantage in cognitive control – the question is why},
  author={J. Bruce Morton and Sarah Harper},
  year={2009}
}
Why do bilinguals show an advantage in cognitive control relative to monolinguals? According to Bialystok, it is because they are highly practiced at exercising control, owing to the fact that they constantly select and inhibit words from their target and non-target languages during everyday language use. However, bilinguals not only manage two lexicons, but also two phonologies, two systems of grammar, and often two different cultures. And they can differ from monolinguals in other ways as… CONTINUE READING
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