Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning
- August 30, 2019
- Judith Kroll, language science, Neuroscience News, Aug. 30, 2019
A new University of California, Irvine study, however, has found that monolinguals
living in a linguistically diverse environment may be reaping some rewards just by
being in the vicinity of multiple languages. “The phenomenon is known as ambient linguistic
diversity … that it has the impact of increasing monolingual brain activity similar
to what we see in bilinguals, even if the person doesn’t speak or understand a second
language,” said co-author Judith Kroll, UCI Distinguished Professor of language science.
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