Monolinguals, Where Are You? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018)

When:
August 8, 2018 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm Europe/London Timezone
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2018-08-08T21:10:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£10 (£8)

Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody ‘bilingual’ to some extent. This means that the mother tongue changes, in completely natural and predictable ways. It also means that people may not be as bad at learning languages as they often think they are. Join Professor Antonella Sorace of Bilingualism Matters (The University of Edinburgh) to discover what the extinction of monolingualism could be doing to your brain – and why it matters.