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Re: PCCs for sale in Tx.

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sun Aug 12 14:50:36 2012, in response to Re: PCCs for sale in Tx., posted by orange blossom special on Sun Aug 12 14:08:06 2012.

actually, they are useful in many situations. In Berkeley w/ a significant foreign student contingent and tourists, foreign fluency can make the sale in retail shopping. Far more critical is medicine. A doctor friend who works in Vancouver is slowly working to add Mandarin to his palette (has Spanish, French, German, some Russian). Makes him very useful in the ER I only have French and some Spanish, the latter highly useful in CA.

That said, for your own brain, there are studies showing bilingual persons resist Alzheimers longer than monolinguals.

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