Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Social Development and Media Communication (SDMC 2021)

Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual for Young Children: A Literature Review

Authors
Weishuang Guo1, Shushi Yao2, *
1University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, United States

These authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: sy2927@tc.columbia.edu
Corresponding Author
Shushi Yao
Available Online 17 January 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220105.120How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Bilingual; Young children; Cognitive Benefit
Abstract

Being bilingual is prevalent and is on the rise worldwide. Although there were some people discussing the null result of being bilingual in cognitive aspects (executive functions, metacognition), there were lots of investigations demonstrating that being bilingual exhibited many aspects of benefits in cognitive development for young children. Frequently, articles and investigations paid attention to one benefit or phenomenon in this area. This review article aims to summarize and examine three main bilingual cognitive benefits in executive functions (inhibitory control, working memory, shifting), enhanced language skills, and neurological changes for young children. In conclusion, we find that being bilingual leads to positive and beneficial results than null results.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Social Development and Media Communication (SDMC 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 January 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-512-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220105.120How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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