Language Ability Linked to Pattern Recognition

The ability to learn a second language may depend less on linguistic skills and more on the ability to recognize patterns, according to new research.

“These new results suggest that learning a second language is determined to a large extent by an individual ability that is not at all linguistic,” says Ram Frost of Hebrew University in Jerusalem who conducted the study.

In the study, researchers used different tasks to measure how American students recognized the structure of words and …

Powered by WPeMatico

This entry was posted in Science. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.