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dc.contributor.authorNickels, L.
dc.contributor.authorHameau, S.
dc.contributor.authorNair, V.K.K.
dc.contributor.authorBarr, P.
dc.contributor.authorBiedermann, Britta
dc.identifier.citationNickels, L. and Hameau, S. and Nair, V.K.K. and Barr, P. and Biedermann, B. 2019. Ageing with bilingualism: benefits and challenges. Speech, Language and Hearing. 22 (1): pp. 32-50.

Much of the world’s population speaks more than one language, and there has been a great deal of media attention given to the potential benefits of bilingualism. In this paper we provide a critical overview of the literature on bilingualism as it relates to older adults. We address whether there is indeed a cognitive advantage from speaking more than one language, and whether it can help preserve cognitive and linguistic function as we age, and potentially reduce the impact of dementia. We also focus on the patterns of language impairment after stroke (aphasia) in bilingual speakers and the issues relating to clinical management of bilingual aphasia.

dc.titleAgeing with bilingualism: benefits and challenges
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleSpeech, Language and Hearing

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the journal Speech, Language and Hearing, on 20/02/19 available online:

curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidBiedermann, Britta [0000-0001-6242-1167]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridBiedermann, Britta [23391909800]

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