Late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language, new research shows
from University of California — Riverside via Science Daily
Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: 'Mary apple eats her delicious.' For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn't seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across. It has always been thought that, when adults learn a second language, they face this problem because the grammar of other languages doesn't necessarily match that of their native language. But, a new study reveals that adults are capable of learning and processing a new language in a way that resembles native speaker language use.
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