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More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.
Ellen Bialystok is professor of psychology at York University in Toronto and the author of three books, including Communicaiton Strategies and Language Processing in Bilingual Children. Kenji Hakuta is professor of education and linguistics at Stanford University and the author of The Mirror of Language.
* First Word * Language * Brain * Mind * Self * Culture * Last Word
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