Young Linguists


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Bilinguals are smart. 

Trilingual kids.

The essential signs to learn to communicate with babies… and others.


Greg Mankiw links to a post by Bryan Caplan and refers to findings from a study summarized in Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow to suggest that we might be able to explain income inequality using individuals’ preferences for higher and/or lower incomes. Kahenman as quoted by Mankiw:


"People with a gift for other languages could have different brains from those of other people, a study suggests."