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June 01, 2018 Friday 11:58:42 AM IST

Human Brain Can Learn Language Until Adulthood

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Boston: In a study carried out on nearly 700,000 English speakers, researchers from Boston College, MIT, and Harvard have found that the optimal years to learn a second language are likely to the beginning of adulthood. It is well-known that children learn language more easily than adults but pinpointing exactly when that ability declines has been elusive. 

The team reports that the “window for language learning” is open a decade longer than previously assumed, that is, until the age of 17.4 years of age. The findings have implications for neuroscience, linguistics, developmental psychology and public policy, according to the report, titled “A Critical Period for Second Language Acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 Million English Speakers”.

(Indebted to various sources)