language mixing

General Multilingualism

Urban Youth Linguistic Practices?

by Jacomine
Urban linguistic youth practices?

By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Arthur Pennant In this article I will tell you about language use of young people in ethnically mixed peer groups. They are skilled and creative language mixers. In-group language In our family a table-mat is called a vudding, which is derived from the word our oldest daughter used as a […]

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General Multilingualism

Loan Words and Borrowing: A Kind of Code-Switching?

by Jacomine
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By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Beatrice Murch A few weeks ago I wrote about code-switching. People who switch back and forth between languages are more or less aware of their behavior, or at least they know that they make use of two (or more languages). But did you ever realize that we use elements from […]

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General Multilingualism

Code-switching Is Much More than Careless Mixing: Multilinguals Know the Rules!

by Jacomine
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By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Ed Yourdon The reactions a few weeks ago on the Multilingual Living Facebook page to the post Language Switching with Your Bilingual Child When It Counts show that multilinguals are familiar with code-switching (the use of more than one language in a conversation, or even within a sentence and sometimes […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Aug 1

by Corey
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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!

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