Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual for Young Children: A Literature Review
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- Bilingual; Young children; Cognitive Benefit
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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TY - CONF AU - Weishuang Guo AU - Shushi Yao PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/17 TI - Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual for Young Children: A Literature Review BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Social Development and Media Communication (SDMC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 654 EP - 660 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220105.120 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220105.120 ID - Guo2022 ER -