This is pretty much a given. I never learned Hindi or Urdu, although my mom and dad did speak Hindi at home. The only other language I know is Spanish, but then again I grew up in a Cuban neighborhood before moving to Vegas.
WTH I can Read/Write/Speak Urdu/Hindi what ever u call it
Can Read/Write/Speak Arabic
Can Read/Write/Speak English
Still im not genius
punjabi, urdu, english. Read & write...
im 5/5 in languages.
Last edited by Audio; 11-27-2012 at 02:19 PM.
even elementary kids here know at least 3 languages..not the underprivileged ones but most do.
Last edited by acid rain; 11-27-2012 at 06:08 PM.
I would be more interested in comparative analysis of people who learn a second language in childhood v/s adulthood.
It is well known that learning languages is much easier during childhood, while the brain is actually growing, than in later life. Of course, the brain still adapts later in life, but the growth during childhood is phenomenal.
If the bilingual advantage only applies to childhood polyglots and not to those who became so as adults, then the core factor is not bilingualism per se, but brain growth during childhood.
You don't necessarily have to be smarter by knowing more than 1 language. As Obambam has said, your brain has more tunnels flowing through because it is open to more stuff by birth (or later on, if you learn languages at an older age). You may already be smarter than those who speak one language, while knowing it not.
I can speak English , and English. Oh yeah , I also have some knowledge of English and I want to learn one other language called English.
So basically , being an American sucks when it comes to languages.
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