Should you learn another language so you can do a postdoc somewhere interesting?


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Sure! But maybe there is a better reason for learning another language. Read more details below…

At the Annual AAAS Meeting of 2011, I attended a seminar on Bilingualism. During the introduction to the session, we were reminded that two questions about language were part of the Top 125 questions to answer in science: “Why are there critical periods for language learning?” and “What are the evolutionary roots of language and music?”