The Bilingual Advantage
is the title of an article in today’s New York Times. An excerpt: Q. Bilingualism used to be considered a negative thing — at least in the United States. Is it still? A. Until about the 1960s, the conventional wisdom was that bilingualism was a disadvantage. Some of this was xenophobia. Thanks to science, we now know that the opposite is true. Exactly. I can tell you it lasted...