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mon·o·lin·gual

 (mŏn′ə-lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
Using or knowing only one language.

mon′o·lin′gual n.
mon′o·lin′gual·ism n.

monolingual

(ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl)
adj
(Linguistics) knowing or expressed in only one language
n
(Linguistics) a monolingual person

mon•o•lin•gual

(ˌmɒn əˈlɪŋ gwəl)

adj.
1. knowing or able to use only one language.
n.
2. a monolingual person.
[1925-30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monolingual - a person who knows only one language
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.monolingual - using or knowing only one languagemonolingual - using or knowing only one language; "monolingual speakers"; "a monolingual dictionary"
multilingual - using or knowing more than one language; "a multilingual translator"; "a multilingual nation"
Translations
egynyelvû
eentalig

monolingual

[ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJmonolingüe

monolingual

[ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋgwəl] adjmonolingue

monolingual

adjeinsprachig
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It does not mean that monolinguals are unable to learn a second language (L2).
Speaking earlier in life is not always better, but yes, monolinguals tend to be faster because the task that they are exposed to is much easier.
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Prof Clare and colleagues from Bangor University did wellpublicised research into the onset of dementia among bilingual and monolingual elderly adults in Wales and, while they found that the bilingual group saw doctors for diagnosis at a later date than monolinguals they also found that dementia had reached a more serious stage at diagnosis - in other words no bilingual advantage.
Such a mindset sees everything in terms of monolingualism being the norm, even though there are more bi--and multilinguals in the world than monolinguals (Ctyne, 2005, p.
The action of shifting between languages according to the changing context acts as mental exercise," Dr Bak said, adding that the advantages of bilingualism include higher attention than that of monolinguals.
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Hernandez, who also serves as director of the Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism at UH and is the author of a new book, "The Bilingual Brain," said recent research explores whether bilinguals have more plasticity and adaptability because they have learned two sounds systems and can learn vocabulary words better than monolinguals.
That is, the present proposal poses itself as a bridge linking two main research areas in visual word recognition: monolinguals versus bilinguals processing.
However, how brain activity differs between older bilinguals and monolinguals was previously unclear.
Research shows that bilingual children also tend to be better than monolinguals at multitasking and focusing attention; they often are more precocious readers and generally find it easier to learn other languages.