New Delhi: A study done at the McGill University in Canada revealed why it is easy for some people to learn a foreign language but not for others. The study suggested that some people’s brains are not able to retain the linguistic skills like others and it happens if there is a lack of communication between the left anterior operculum and the left superior temporal gyrus.
Scientists said that with the study of the difference, it can be predicted who will learn a language quicker and who will not.
A lot of it depends on how much communication happens between the language centers of the brain while a human is resting. This is why the amount of proper sleep is very important.
However, the researchers also said that it is not the only thing that impacts the learning skills of a person. The brain can be manipulated and shaped with the learning and experiences a person has in his life over a time period.
This study proves a socio-political thing that why the native or the local language is so important for a human. Because everyone learns their local language from the time they are in the womb of their mother. It is the first language they learn because it is what they listen first.
Now with cultural impearilism in a country like India, English replaced the mother language and that impacted the life of a common Indian. Not only it was tough to learn English but it brought a feeling of inferiorirty complex into the minds of people which unfortunately still exist.
The worst impacted are the middle-class people of the country. These people have the desire to achieve a higher social status and somehow they think that learning English can be helpful in this bid. Even if they are not comfortable with English, they would not use their mother tongue for example in an MNC restauarant or store.
The importance of local language in the development of a perosn’s life is extremely huge and it cannot be undermined to appease the imperial interests.