Nancy Gauvin on bilingualism

 

On April 27, 2018, Nancy Gauvin, of the University of Vermont, gave a presentation about language and the brain at 43 King Street. Dr. Gauvin, who is Haitian-American, explained how heart attack, stroke, and other traumatic brain injuries can affect speech production in bilingual people. Many older AFLCR students have taken up language classes because significant evidence  shows that exercising parts of the brain needed for language acquisition helps stave off memory loss. Dr. Gauvin pointed out that bilingual people recover from tramautic brain events better than do monolinguals. Many thanks to her for her expertise and willingness to share it with the our membership.  You can find her Power Point presentation here: Gauvin Bilingual Presentation