Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Don’t bark at English

Karadi Tales founder Cp Viswanath writes about our multilingual society:

How real is the claim that English threatens indigenous languages? Bilingualism and multilingualism come naturally to Indians simply because our environment is multilingual. Actually, multilingualism is so ubiquitous across India that we take it for granted. Yet, to the west and east of the subcontinent, this is such a rarity. Apart from the practical benefits of knowing multiple languages, research is increasingly proving that being multilingual increases brain capacity when it comes to many other cognitive learning functions.

Read the entire piece here.