Language and Cognition : the Second Language User

  title={Language and Cognition : the Second Language User},
  author={Benedetta Bassetti and V. Cook},
Bilingualism has two possible cognitive outcomes. One is that the very knowledge and use of two languages affects cognition, regardless of the languages involved -the macro level. An example of this may be increased metalinguistic awareness (Bialystok, 2001) or delayed onset of Alzheimer’s (Bialystok, Craik, Klein, & Viswanathan, 2004). Another outcome is that the learning of two languages affects cognition because of the characteristics of the languages involved, and how the languages code a… CONTINUE READING


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