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  • Mar 20, 2012
  • 01:33 PM

If Bilingual Is Good, Is Trilingual Better?

Heather Timmons / India Ink
A study Ms. Barron-Hauwaert conducted on trilingual children, mostly in Europe, found that three languages can’t be balanced as easily as two, and that a child’s age plays a big part on what language it would speak. She found “very young children using the mother’s language as their first language while 3- to 4-year olds use the father’s language; the older children prefer the local language.”

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