Bilingualism influences on additional second language acquisition

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Kamonchanok Deecharoen


The purpose of this article is to point out the result of bilingualism on a third language acquisition or an additional second language acquisition as an updated term. The researcher gathered the bilingualism consequences from the studies in various dimensions. The distinct perspectives include language competence, communication, cognition, brain system, and metalinguistic awareness. The article will demonstrate both positive and neutral influences on new language learning. It is to understand and to perceive bilingual language learners’ conditions which involve numerous factors. The contents of the article would start with the aim and importance of this article, the discussion of term definitions, theories, influence of bilingualism on language competence, its effect on cognition and brain system, and variability of bilingualism consequences


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