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Query Subject:   Raising children bilingual or not bilingual?
Author:   Stefan Ploch
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I have searched the archives of this list but could not find much. I am trying to find out what exactly the evidence for AND AGAINST the claim is that growing up bilingually has only advantages. I have heard some linguists say (but only informally) that children who grow up bilingually have, on average, more learning difficulties than monolingual children.

Is there anything to such claims? Who agrees with such a view, who opposes it, what should I read?

Thanks for your help.

Of course, I will post a summary.
LL Issue: 14.2574
Date posted: 26-Sep-2003


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