Why are younger immigrant children so much “better” at learning the new country’s language?

Or, to take the other side of the coin: “Why are OLDER immigrant children so much better at heritage language maintenance?” These two questions were tackled in a 3-year longitudinal study of 10 Chinese children/teenagers who immigrated to New York and New Jersey in the mid-1990s. Gisela Jia (City University of New York) and DorisContinue reading “Why are younger immigrant children so much “better” at learning the new country’s language?”