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Exploration of Speaking Multiple Languages' Effect on Cognitive Flexibility and Problem-solving Skills

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 837-845

Keywords : Multilingual; Cognitive Correlates; Multiliteracy; Meta-Analysis; Systematic Review;

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Speaking multiple languages has been associated with enhanced cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills. However, the underlying mechanisms of this relationship and its generalizability to different contexts remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of speaking multiple languages on cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills in a case study from Gujrat. A total of 120 participants, including 60 bilingual and 60 monolingual individuals, completed tasks that measured cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills. Results indicated that bilingual individuals performed significantly better than their monolingual counterparts on both tasks, suggesting that speaking multiple languages may enhance cognitive outcomes. These findings have implications for educational and training programs that aim to improve cognitive outcomes and promote bilingualism. Further research is needed to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying the relationship between multilingualism and cognitive abilities, as well as the potential moderating factors that may influence this relationship.

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