BBC: Scots dialects ‘as good as a second language’

Somewhat trivialised and some might consider a bit ignorant and condescending video from the BBC on the important Dundee research about bi-dialecticism being as beneficial to the brain as bilingualism. 

Scots dialects ‘as good as a second language’

Do you speak Dundonian? Have you sometimes felt the rest of Scotland doesn’t understand you? Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee have good news for you. Being fluent in both your dialect and standard English is as good as speaking two different languages. That is when it comes to how your brain handles them.

 


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