Bimodal bilingualism

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    The effects of bimodal bilingualism on inhibition is the main research topic of my paper. This article is related to my topic because it researched the inhibition of distractors when a person is bilingual in a spoken language and a sign language. The study showed that bimodal bilinguals do not experience the same inhibitory control

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    Benefits of Bilingualism on Cognitive Ability Bilingualism, or the ability to understand and produce two or more languages, is an increasingly common ability in our increasingly diverse world. In the United States alone, there has been a 6% increase in the number of bilingual people in the country from 1990 to 2010, as observed by Hyon Shin and Robert Kaminski (2010). Opinions on the cognitive effects of being bi- or multilingual have changed drastically over the past several decades as well. Not

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    Bilingualism is skill that is gained through life circumstances that does not require some innate skill (Bialystok, 2011). Some of these circumstances could include one’s family, immigration history, or birthplace. The ability to speak and understand more than one language is common among over half the world’s population (Bialystok et al., 2012). In the 1960s, many researchers warned against teaching children more than one language as it many cause confusion and it appeared to have negative effects

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