The Advantages of Bilingualism Debate

  title={The Advantages of Bilingualism Debate},
  author={Mark Antoniou},
  journal={Annual Review of Linguistics},
  • M. Antoniou
  • Published 16 January 2019
  • Psychology
  • Annual Review of Linguistics
Bilingualism was once thought to result in cognitive disadvantages, but research in recent decades has demonstrated that experience with two (or more) languages confers a bilingual advantage in executive functions and may delay the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. However, conflicting evidence has emerged leading to questions concerning the robustness of the bilingual advantage for both executive functions and dementia incidence. Some investigators have failed to find evidence of a bilingual… 
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