Fun with English
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 588
- Jul 30, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:49 mins
How English Conversation Works Guest: David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University, Author of "Let’s Talk: How English Conversation Works" Conversations are an essential part of our life and communication with everyone around us. But have you ever stopped to wonder how they work? Speaking Multiple Languages Doesn’t Just Help Out Your Resume–It Can Change the Structure of Your Brain Guest: Mark Antoniou, AssociateProfessor of Psychology and Research Program Leader for the Speech and Language Program at Western Sydney University Learning another language can have promising results on brain development, plasticity, and cognitive functions –depending on the study you read. The debate over bilingual advantages has been raging for 100 years. What is the actual benefit of learning languages?