Researchers: No harm in learning two languages
by Susan Knapp
Laura-Ann Petitto, Professor in Dartmouth's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
In bilingual children, brain develops as though there were two language centers
A Dartmouth research team has determined that children exposed to two languages early in life are not language delayed, nor are they language confused, which fuels the scientific and political debate over when to introduce children to a second language.
Laura-Ann Petitto, Professor in Dartmouth's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Department of Education, and Dartmouth graduate student Ioulia Kovelman, report their findings at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting, Nov. 2–7, in Orlando, Fla."