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The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language

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'Fascinating. . . This engaging book explores just how multiple languages are acquired and sorted out by the brain. . . Costa's work derives from a great fund of knowledge, considerable curiosity and solidly scientific spirit' Philip Hensher Spectator

The definitive study of bilingualism and the human brain from a leading neuropsychologist

Over half of the world's population
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 30th 2020 by Allen Lane
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15th book for 2020.

Albert Costa, who sadly died at the age of 48 in late 2018, was a highly regarded Spanish/Catalan researcher on bilingualism. This book is a translation of his 2018 El Cerebro Bilingüe, which summarises the then current state of cognitive science studies into bilingualism.

Changes in bilingual brains occur at an early age: by four months bilingual babies will stare longer at the lips of someone speaking then their monolingual peers, presumably in an attempt to parse phonemes
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