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Babies are aware of bilingualism from birth — if not before

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

The Bilingual Brain and What It Tells Us About the Science of Language Albert Costa

Allen Lane, pp.157, £20

Probably most of the world is bilingual, or more than bilingual. It is common in many countries to speak a national language alongside an international lingua franca such as Arabic, Spanish or English. On top of that, there may be a mother tongue that is not the same as a national language.

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