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

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

14.10.19

A quoi ressemblerait le monde si chaque enfant pouvait grandir en parlant deux langues ?

Si cette idée vous inspire, sachez qu’il existe un moyen d’y parvenir. Grâce à la persévérance More

Bosnian Mother Tongue School South Ockendon, 1997/98.

23.02.19

Dan maternjeg jezika, 21. Februar

Roditeljske borbe da odrze svoj jezik kod kuce: Kako mogu ucitelji i skole pomoci? Naslovna fotografija: More

Bosnian Mother Tongue School South Ockendon, 1997/98.

21.02.19

Mother Tongue Day, 21st Feb

Parental struggles to maintain their language at home: How can teachers and schools help? Main picture: More