- Author: Mark Hugo Lopez and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, pewresearch.orgi
With more than 37 million speakers, Spanish is by far the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. today among people ages 5 and older. It is also one of the fastest-growing, with the number of speakers up 233% since 1980, when there were 11 million Spanish speakers. (The number of Vietnamese speakers grew faster, up 599% over the same period).
As Spanish use has grown, driven primarily by Hispanic immigration and population growth, it has become a part of many aspects of life in the U.S. For example, Spanish is
- Author: Frontiers in Psychology by Eleonora Rossi, Michele Diaz, Judith F. Kroll, & Paola E. Dussias
New research shows late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – 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 their native language. But, a new study reveals that adults are...