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Multiculturalism

An Intercultural Love Story in a Bicultural Setting

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An Intercultural Love Story in a Bicultural Setting

Authors: Ruben Olague, María I. Castillo & Valentin Ekiaka Nzai. Texas A&M University-Kingsville Photo Credit: May Yee Ng Abstract This article discusses insights from a focus group exchange about intercultural partners’ challenges when dating a partner from another culturally and linguistic diverse background in a predominantly monolingual setting. A Ginsburg technique was used to collect […]

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General Multilingualism

What Happens to Second-Generation International Children?

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By Bettina Ribes-Gil Photo credit: CarbonNYC Introduction As a follow-up to my article on Immigration and Language, the question arises of what happens to the second-generation international children? A definition of a second-generation international child is that at least one parent was born outside the host country. Purists require both parents to be foreign-born. The […]

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General Multilingualism

Immigration and Language

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By Bettina Ribes-Gil Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine Photo credit: hatman12 An immigrant is a person living in a country that is not their own, often separated from the core family and in a culture with which they are not familiar. They include diplomats, officials working for international organizations, multinational corporations and international banks, […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review: February 20

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This is a review of the articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which went out this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here! Bilingual Brain Research This was the week […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Sept 19

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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, 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!

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Aug 22

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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, 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!

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Expert Advice

Multicultural Families – Identity and Change

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By Harriet Cannon, M.C. Photo Credit: Hyeyoung Kim The twenty first century is a brave new world of global connections, and multicultural relationships and marriages. While this brings unparalleled creativity and choice about how we live our lives, there is a shadow side to diversity. The shadow side can loom heavily in relationships where husbands […]

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Multiculturalism

America and Russia Meet in a Hamburger Joint: Obama and Medvedev Out for Lunch

by Corey

They always say that there is no better way to share your culture and friendship with someone else than over a meal. And what better place in America than a hamburger joint?  Here is a video of American President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sharing a hamburger and fries together during President Medvedev’s […]

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Families

What’s The Point of Speaking a Dialect with our Multilingual Children?

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By Isabelle Lazonde I asked myself a question the other day: Am I quadralingual? I speak English, Italian and French, but what about the Sicilian, does it count? Indeed, it is quite different from Standard Italian. The question is less about me, as I am a fluent speaker, but what about my children? Should I […]

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Families

I Know Why You Are Really Raising Your Children Multilingually

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I know why you are raising your children multilingually. Really, I do! It’s actually fairly simple.  Yet, we like to fancy it up with statements like: “I am raising my children in more than one language because it is good for their brains.” Which is true. Or… “Multilingualism has so many benefits, I can’t even […]

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Interviews

Multilingual Lives Interview with Prof. Aneta Pavlenko

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Prof. Aneta Pavlenko (left) and Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele (right)

A delightful conversation between Prof. Aneta Pavelenko and me (Corey Heller) was the inspiration for this line of Multilingual Lives interviews which first appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine.  As these interviews show, the joy of multilingualism is that we are not tied down to one language and one culture.  We find identity and enjoyment from […]

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Families

Language Switching with Your Bilingual Child When It Counts

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By Corey Heller My middle son had a birthday party today and as usual we invited our varied mix of friends: German-speakers, Spanish-speakers, English-speakers, homeschoolers, traditionally-schooled, young, old, babies, dads, moms, sisters and brothers.  I was so very impressed with how well a group of people can come together and find common ground for conversation […]

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