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In general, people become bilingual because life requires the use of two or more languages. This can be due to immigration, education, intermarriage, contact. LIVING WITH TWO LANGUAGES. AND TWO CULTURES1. François Grosjean. Neuchâtel University, Switzerland. Chapter in Parasnis, I. (Ed.). Cultural and. Grosjean, F. . Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, pp. Grosjean, F. (,
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Mixing languages is a sign of laziness in bilinguals.
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Mixing languages such as code-switching and borrowing is a very common behavior in bilinguals speaking to other bilinguals.
It is a bit like having coffee with milk instead of just straight black.
The two language repertoires are available in bilingual situations and can be used at will. Many expressions and words are better said in the one or the other language; mixing permits to use the right one without having recourse to translation which simply may not do justice to what one wants to express.
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This said, in other situations, bilinguals know that they cannot mix their languages e. Bilinguals are also bicultural. Even though many bilinguals are also bicultural they interact with two cultures and they combine aspects of eachmany others are grosjean life with two languages e.
Thus one can be bilingual without being bicultural just as one can be monolingual and bicultural e.
Bilinguals have double or split personalities. Bilinguals, like monolinguals, adapt their behavior to different situations and people.
This change of language has led to the idea that bilinguals are "different" when speaking the one, or the other, language. But like monolinguals, it is the situation or the person one is speaking to which induces slight changes in behavior, opinions, feelings, etc.
Bilinguals express their emotions in their first grosjean life with two languages. Some bilinguals have grown up learning two languages simultaneously and hence have two first languages with which they will express their emotions.
And for the majority of bilinguals who have acquired their languages successively—first one language and then, some years later, another—the pattern is not clear. Bilingualism is found in every country of the world, in every class of society, in all age groups.
Life with Two Languages is the first book to provide a complete and authoritative look at the nature of the bilingual experience.
Life with Two Languages — François Grosjean | Harvard University Press
Grosjean life with two languages, it turns out the overcorrected for the earlier problems. By only using kids who speak both languages equally well, you're tossing out kids with other issues from the bilingual subjects; but you keep all kids in the monolingual subjects; so again the studies were biased.
More recently, I've re-read just the section on bilingualism in children, as my wife and I try to raise our toddler speaking Polish and English. Grosjean advises the same thing I've heard elsewhere: I should speak only Polish around him, and my wife only English.
Polyglot aphasics and language mixing: A comment on Perecman Brain and Language, 26, The bilingual as a competent but specific speaker-hearer.
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