The Cognitive Advantage of Balanced Bilingualism
The Cognitive Advantage of Balanced Bilingualism goes directly goes on to state specific advantages of people who speak more than one language have over monolingual individuals. Author Lisa Chipongian initiates her claim by first countering the myths Colin Baker propagates in his work “Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism” in stating that it causes things like cerebral confusion as well as split personalities. Moreover, she then forwards scholarly work that agree with her claim that bilingualism is in fact beneficial rather than a detrimental skill people fool heartedly pursue to acquire. She starts off with evidence in the early stages of mankind saying that children, when taught a second language, gain skills such as analogical reasoning and creativity.