Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – July 25

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This is a review of the interesting articles, Twitters, Facebook posts and more which took place this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips with me! Keep them coming!

Lost in translation

  • Thank you Maria in Seattle for sending us this link from the Wall Street Journal about “New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world.” Here are some highlights:
    • Russian speakers, who have more words for light and dark blues, are better able to visually discriminate shades of blue.
    • In one study, Spanish and Japanese speakers couldn’t remember the agents of accidental events as adeptly as English speakers could. Why? In Spanish and Japanese, the agent of causality is dropped: “The vase broke itself,” rather than “John broke the vase.”

Get on the road with your kids

In the News

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Be selfish!

The number one reminder for this week: The most important element for us parents in raising our multilingual children is to keep ourselves inspired, motivated and excited about our languages and cultures!  Our children look to us for linguistic and cultural guidance (even when it seems like they aren’t paying any attention at all).  This is why Mutilingual Living is here: to inspire you!

If you haven’t joined me on Twitter or clicked LIKE on our Facebook page, please do so!  It lets us know that you find value in what we provide here at Multilingual Living.

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