Bilingual brains handle third language like natives
- Created: Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:46
A bilingual brain is quickly able to handle a third language with the same neural mechanisms it uses for its native languages – putting it a step ahead of a monolingual brain, a new study has found.
Bilinguals process their L3 in the same way they process their L1, even at low proficiency. Monolinguals only develop this ability when they reach a high proficiency in another language.