Posts tagged with 'New York Times'

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

The New York Times

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

March 11th, 2016

BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as improved executive function; which is critical for problem solving and other mentally demanding activities.

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New York Times - Our moral tongue: Moral judgments depend on what language we're speaking

New York Times

Our moral tongue: Moral judgments depend on what language we're speaking

June 20th, 2014

ON June 20, 2003, employees of the Union Pacific Railroad faced a difficult decision as a runaway train headed toward downtown Los Angeles: Should they divert the train to a side track, knowing it would derail and hit homes in the less populated city of Commerce, Calif.? Did the moral imperative to minimize overall harm outweigh the moral imperative not to intentionally harm an innocent suburb?...

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New York Times - A failure to communicate

New York Times

A failure to communicate

August 27th, 2010

ZERE ees a reason ze villain alvays speaks like zees. But it may not be the reason you think. A new study says distrust of those who speak with a foreign accent goes beyond common xenophobia. Apparently, when we don’t understand what someone’s saying, we lose confidence in the speaker altogether...

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