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Multi-lingual children express their emotions better: study

August 3, 2012
English Language Learners
Press Trust of India
Business Standard, New Delhi, India

Switching from one language to another while in a conversation can help children express themselves better, a new research has found. A study by University of California and Morgan Kennedy of Bard College researchers has found how ‘code-switching’, or switching back and forth between different languages to discuss and express emotions in a multilingual family might play an important role in children’s emotional development.