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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 20. How does the Brain Handle Multiple Languages?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38139


More people in the world are bilingual than monolingual, suggesting that learning and using two languages is common. The brain can easily juggle two languages but bilingualism has consequences for cognition and for the interplay across the two languages themselves.

Chapter Contributors

  • Judith Kroll ( - jkroll) 'University of California, Riverside'
  • Kinsey Bice ( - kbice) 'University of Washington'