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Deion Lambert
05/9/2017

          Parents should teach their children to be bilingual at young ages so by when they are young have more than one language around them to enhance their ability to speak more languages when they are older. It’s better their future learning things at young age so they can be more advanced when they get older.
          When I came to Patterson in 2013 I didn’t know Patterson had a lot of foreign students. It was a lot of confusion hearing different languages. I always wanted to know what they was saying. I met Oscar and Jason they both were bilingual. Oscar was more advanced than Jason though. Oscar was more bilingual because he grew up around two languages. He could easily tell me how speak Spanish because he was good in both languages. I thought to myself that’s what I want for my child. I want my children to have the chance to be bilingual and meet more people when they gets older.
          The more something is around a child they’ll start making connections called Synapses which are made when they have experiences which are cause by brain cells. According to Jeppson, Jandy, Judith A. Myers-Walls, and Dee Love in their study “Brain Development,” “Newborns can understand somethings about objects and their relationships to each other. After Birth brain cells are making connections called Synapses.” Connections are made when a child has experiences. Experiences make the child think. When the child thinks brain cells are used. “The connections get stronger the more the child uses them and then they start connecting words with meanings by playing around with the sounds and intonations in their mind.” (Jeppson et al.) Depending on the languages the baby hear their brain will make its connections.
          In learning languages it’s hard if you’re not introduced to those certain languages patterns at a young age. Patterns in certain languages are hard to catch on to depending on what you grew up speaking. According to Onlinelibrary.wiley.com “Frequent patterns emerged in certain languages particular languages avoid certain patterns in their language. Languages and affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person variables in determining leaner behavior in a second language. In the structure of that language are likely to be produced depending on the learner.” (Howard H. Kleinmann) Patterns in the language that you are most comfortable with will determine how easier it’ll be for you to learn other languages. Some languages proper way of speaking may be different than some others so it’s harder to get a catch in a new some languages you would be trying to learn.
          My cousin has three kids Cam, Aubrey, and Cori. Their mother name is Chantelle. She put her son Cam in sports. She put him in football, basketball, track, etc.… She put him in things at young ages so where as though when he gets older he’ll be more advanced. She did the same thing for one of her daughters Aubrey; she put her in a dance class which will be good for her when she gets older. Aubrey attended a daycare when she was younger that her mother made sure she went to because they teach kids different languages when they’re young. When she was 3 she knew every color in Spanish. Aubrey also has a friend which is her mother friend daughter and they are Latino so she has multiple languages around her. She also put Cori which is the youngest in that daycare. Cori is only a year old. She has them around things they can adapt to at a young age so when they get older they’ll be ahead of others kids. Teaching kids things at a young age could strongly effect their future.

          Human brains form Phonetic maps which allows your brain to create permanent memory traces which will help you later in life when learning things at a young age. According to New Scientist. 07/24/99, Vol. 163 Issue 2196, p38. 4p. 2 Color Photographs, 3 Diagrams. “Discusses bilingualism and how humans learn to speak different languages. Phonetic maps in the brain which form after hearing the first language; The importance of age in learning a second language for true bilingualism; Certain sounds that are distinguished in some languages but not others, due to the formation of permanent memory traces; Research into adult language learning that shows it is possible to learn later in life.” (New Scientist) Human brains is a special thing when it comes to speech and hearing. The human brain form Phonetic maps which is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status. Phonology, on the other hand, is concerned with the abstract, grammatical characterization of systems of sounds or signs. Introducing children to multiple languages at young ages form basically a habit in the child’s brain to make it natural for them
          The more frequent in hearing a language you hear that language you’ll adapt to it by hearing the pattern of the language and it starts developing and start making connections in your brain. According to Peters, Ann M., and Lise Menn. “False Starts and Filler Syllables: Ways to Learn Grammatical Morphemes.” Language, vol. 69, no. 4, 1993, pp. 742–777., http://www.jstor.org/stable/416885. “We adopt a micro genetic approach to these questions, using longitudinal data from two children learning English in extremely different ways. One produces protomorphic filler syllables from which true grammatical morphemes develop smoothly; the other has no filler syllables and displays a more discontinuous developmental pattern, marked by false starts. The production of particular grammatical morphemes as filler syllables or other precursor forms is influenced by phonological salience, position in the utterance, frequency in the input, and morpheme homonym.” (Peters et al.)

          In most languages their characteristics are different from your native language characteristics will make it hard for you to learn that language. According to http://www.language-learningadvisor.com some languages which have a number of characteristics that make them hard to learn. It depends on what language you grew up speaking to make some languages easier to learn because of their characteristics in that language. “Languages that have very little in common with your native language (English) would be harder to learn. Most languages fall in the middle.” If your native languages is English it’ll be harder to learn languages with different characteristics because we aren’t use to their characteristics. If the child grow up around Chinese and English it’ll eventually develop in the child’s brain and they will learn both equally but it’ll take them while to get a grab at both.
Some parents would feel they should focus their child on one language when they are growing up so it wouldn’t confuse the child. The parents should let their child learn what they want to learn. Having kids learn to do two languages at a young age could interfere with learning their native language at the full potential they could be. It may confuse they child and it’ll make it harder for their speech with other children growing up. According to http://www.multilingualchildren.org/getting_started/pro_con.html “Mixing words is very common in children learning more than one language at a time. But this is a temporary phenomenon. At the age of four or five it has mostly disappeared.” The child may mix up word patterns but that is natural eventually they’ll catch on to the correct word pattern.
          In Conclusion, Parents teaching their kids different languages at young ages is very good for the child because the earlier you introduce a second language, the easier it will be for your child to pick up its unique sounds. The ability to hear different phonetic pronunciations is sharpest before age 3, and it’s harder to hear and produce certain sounds if we aren’t exposed to them early on it’ll be harder later on trying to learn a different language. When they are being taught different languages at young ages it allows them to be more advanced than other children in their age group. Just like Parents putting their child in sport, dance, music, etc. at a young age so when they are older it’ll be a habit or hobby for them and may allow them to get good jobs when they are older and connect with more people, languages can also play a big part in the child’s life.

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