Oct 012015
 

marqueursvejaDifferent languages have different structures.

Does that mean we have different thinking processes?

It has been said that bilingual children do better at school than monolingual children. Their brain is used to switching and processing more information. They are also more open to differences.

However, I would like to pose the question: do children who speak Chinese and read and write in ideograms, rationalise differently than children who use our traditional alphabet? Likewise, are German children, who have three gender forms (masculin, feminin and neutral) more able to juggle complexities than the French or Spanish who only have two, who in turn are more complexity-able than English speakers, who only have one form?

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