Publications

Key Publications

Engaging with Linguistic Diversity in Global Cities: Arguing for ‘Language Hierarchy Free’ Policy and Practice in Education

  • Mehmedbegovic, D (2017)
  • Open Linguistics 3(1)
  • DOI: 10.1515/opli-2017-0027

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Healthy Linguistic Diet: the value of linguistic diversity and language learning across the lifespan

  • Bak, TH and Mehmedbegovic D (2017)
  • Language, Society and Policy, Vol 1. DOI: doi:10.17863/CAM.9854.

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Towards an interdisciplinary lifetime approach to multilingualism: From implicit assumptions to current evidence

  • Mehmedbegovic, D and Bak, TH (2017)
  • European Journal of Language Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 2: Pages, (149-167 pp)

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Novelty, Challenge, and Practice: The Impact of Intensive Language Learning on Attentional Functions

  • Thomas H. Bak , Madeleine R. Long, Mariana Vega-Mendoza, Antonella Sorace
  • Published: April 27, 2016

We investigated the impact of a short intensive language course on attentional functions.

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Does bilingualism influence cognitive aging?

  • Thomas H. Bak MD, Jack J. Nissan PhD, Michael M. Allerhand PhD, Ian J. Deary MD
  • Published: 02 June 2014

Recent evidence suggests a positive impact of bilingualism on cognition, including later onset of dementia. However, monolinguals and bilinguals might have different baseline cognitive ability. We present the first study examining the effect of bilingualism on later‐life cognition controlling for childhood intelligence.

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Other Publications

Why speaking more than one language can boost economic growth | World Economic Forum

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Languages after Brexit: How the UK Speaks to the World

  • Edited by Michael Kelly

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Languages for health

Article from the Linguist, 2018. Can the cognitive benefits of ‘bilingualism’ overcome the ‘English is enough’ fallacy?

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BlogAll posts

Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

25.02.21

اليوم العالمي للغة الأم وعيد ميلاد HLD الخامس

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

19.02.21

International Mother Tongue Day and HLD 5th Birthday

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

25.09.20

European Day of Languages, 26.9.2020

Four years ago, Dina and Thomas have met for the first time, at a celebration of More

14.10.19

What if we lived in a world where every child would grow up bilingual?

If this idea inspires you, then know that there is a way to do it. Through More