New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers


credit: Plos Blogs

According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with those who speak their mother tongue with a native accent rather than with peers with a foreign accent.

Psychology professor Krista Byers-Heinlein pointed out that bilingual children are biased against foreign accents because this may be associated with children's inclination for familiarity.


Read the Entire Article


Federal Programs Related to - Educational Research

Programs that generate information about educational programs, personnel and methods; and analyze this information for planning purposes. Educational Evaluation & Research; Educational Evaluation; Educational Research

Federal Programs Related to - Interdisciplinary Studies

Research that brings together the humanities, physical sciences and social sciences to develop and enhance a broad understanding of particular populations, cultures or other related areas. Accounting; Biopsychology Research; Chemoreception Sciences; Classical & Ancient/Oriental Studies; Cognitive Science; Home Economics; Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Multidisciplinary Studies; Natural Sciences; Neuroscience Research; Systems Science & Theory; Work & Family Studies

Federal Programs Related to - Behavioral Science Programs

Programs that focus on the social sciences, psychology, and biomedical sciences to study complex problems of human individual and social growth and behavior.




    Social Entrepreneurship
    Spotlight



    Chris Hughes: How Technology Is Changing the Way Wealthy Donors Give

    Chris Hughes: How Technology Is Changing the Way Wealthy Donors Give
    Co-founder of Facebook and publisher of The New Republic, Chris Hughes spoke with Philanthropy.com and...



    Nonprofit Jobs in Florida

      Social Work Jobs
      Substance Abuse Jobs
      Social Work Jobs
      Program Director Jobs
      Social Services Employment