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Saving rare languages has its benefits

Professor of Developmental Linguistics Antonella Sorace makes the case for saving rare languages

Scottish Gaelic is at the edge of extinction and the only way to save it is to teach it to our children.

Bilingualism is beneficial to children in so many ways. Not only can it boost their emotional intelligence, but it also gives them something cool to say in new settings where they have to break the ice with an interesting fact about themselves.

Antonella Sorace, the founder of Bilingualism Matters, has researched the benefits of learning rare languages like Gaelic and Galician.

She shares her findings in this article for the Guardian:

The Guardian –¬†Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert

About Antonella Sorace

Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is focused on bilingualism and she is the founder of the research centre Bilingualism Matters.

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