Second language learning literature often mentions the greater sensitivity to language in general and a greater awareness of meaning and structure in language. Research on first language delay encourage parents to increase the linguistic input by continually expanding on even a child's one work utterances.
Some researchers speculate that multilingual children receive more linguistic input, requiring a greater amount of language analysis in general on the part of the child. This extra awareness would aid with first language learning as well. Christine Galbreath Jernigan 10:33, 9 January 2006 (MST)
More data in this area is coming soon. If you would like to see it move a bit faster, email CGJ 02:17, 8 September 2006 (MST)