Bilingualism prevents Alzheimer’s & multilinguals in traditional societies

NPR has two great language-related articles: “Speaking More Than One Language Could Prevent Alzheimer’s,” which describes a study that shows bilingual brains are more efficient than monolingual brains, and “Jared Diamond, A New Guinea Campfire, And Why We Should Want To Speak Five Languages,” about traditional societies and the need to be multilingual in those societies.


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