Publications

Key Publications

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

04.07.18

Languages and penalties

When I was speaking last June in Entebbe, Uganda, at the Congress of the Society of More

19.06.18

‘Where do you come from?’: UN World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 20th of June, is the United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day, which was established in More

20.05.18

The Sima effect

Why different questions produce different answers (not only in bilingualism research) I don’t know how many More

11.04.18

Gubitak i njegovanje jezika u porodicama migranata

Blog za UN-ov Međunarodni dan migranata, 18. decembra ‘Nemoj govoriti na našem jeziku kad dođeš po More