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Noun1.bilingualist - a person who speaks two languages fluently
polyglot, linguist - a person who speaks more than one language
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Some researchers have argued convincingly that living as a bilingual person and having to switch languages unconsciously to respond to the linguistic context in which the communication is taking place increases cognitive flexibility," Nadig added.
Considering the statistics, most libraries would benefit from having a bilingual person on staff.
Sellers looking to retire but have staff in place including 1 bilingual person they feel could act as manager for a new owner to step in and be able to concentrate on sales and marketing.
In the monolingual language mode, a bilingual person partially deactivates one language, whereas in the bilingual language mode, a base language is chosen, the other language is activated and called on in the form of code-switches and borrowings.
Depending on what the brain needs, those narrow spaces can function with either eye "much like a bilingual person living near the border of two countries," explains Sponsel.
We adopt Elisabeth Ahlsen's definition: "a bilingual person is someone who knows two languages and is able to keep them apart" (121).
The underlying mechanism for the bilingual advantage may be the constant need in a bilingual person to selectively activate one language and suppress the other, which may lead to a better development of executive functions and attentional tasks, the authors wrote in a paper published online Nov.
How does a bilingual person maintain stable use of a word when it has different meanings in each language?
As a bilingual person, I find it very difficult to imagine a monolingual's mind.
Code, or language, switching occurs when an individual who is bilingual alternates between two languages during his/her speech with another bilingual person.
Bilingualism means two languages, and a bilingual person is one who is able to use them.
I was struck by the incongruity of the situation and decided to become a bilingual person.

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