I cannot remember the source, but there has been a fMRI study of
multilingual persons quite recently. The foci partly overlapped, yet their
centres were spatially distinct.
'gene (not a neuroscientist)
In "The Engine of Reason.." (1995), Paul Churchland
states that a brain lesion can render a bilingual
patient aphasic in one language, unchanged in the
other. This implies different areas of the brain for
different languages. But what of a multilingual person?
Does the brain keep allocating new memory chunks for
each language? It seems more likely that they'd be
integrated in some way. Any comments?
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