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Multiculturalism

Multicultural Remedies for American Pill-Poppers?

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By Jennifer Planeta Photo credit: Muffet When I met my husband Artur, he was working at a time share resort in Assisi, Italy.  Tucked in the hills of Umbria, this resort was a destination for people from all over the world.  I spent many months there with Artur and had the opportunity to see the […]

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Families

Multicolored (Multicultural) Butterfly

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By Trisha Yonekura Photo Credit: Paul Wever Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine “Come on, Bailey, let’s go,” I said waving good bye to his day care mates and the teachers. “Mommy, no English, please. My ears hurt,” came Bailey’s reply like a thousand needles right to my heart. I can understand how he feels. […]

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Multiculturalism

How I (Unwittingly) Taught My Son to Hate the Chinese

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Snow Kisses Sky Fall, 2007 My son is 6 years old and we are talking about his upcoming birthday party. We discuss the foods that we’ll serve, how long the party will last, which games will be played, which kids will be in attendance and a myriad of other items. […]

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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

Blending the Multicultural Family: Is There a Recipe?

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By Natalie DeFee Mendik Photo credit: Muffet The World is My Oyster At just twenty-four, I blithely packed my bags and moved half-way around the world from the U.S. to Switzerland to marry someone I’d known less than a year. Taking with me only what I could fit into airline luggage, I set off to […]

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Multiculturalism

The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

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Multilingual Living is delighted to have the opportunity to spread the word about a fantastic organization: The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS). My husband and I have personally benefited from this program when we arrived in Seattle for the first time in 1995. It was such a relief to be picked up at […]

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General Multilingualism

Some Languages Are Lost After Emigration While Others Are Maintained. Why?

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By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Andrew Shansby In my last article, which was on borrowing and loan words, I ended with the observation that some linguistic communities are more keen than others to keep loanwords at a distance. Is it true or just a wrong impression that some linguistic communities are more caring about their […]

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Multicultural Methods

Multicultural Methods: Washing Up Around the World

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QUESTION #1: What do you use these for? Washing the dishes. Washing the stove and countertops. Washing the bathtub, bathroom sink and toilet. Washing the floor. All of the above. I don’t use those at all. I use it for _____________.

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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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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: How Can I Help My Bilingual Children Become Bicultural?

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While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children. It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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Families

Following the East Wind: An International Marriage, Part Two

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In Austria during the post-war reconstruction years, when foreigners were few and bicultural couples rare, a young Austrian girl and a Korean student met and fell in love. They were determined to overcome all obstacles in order to build a life together. This is their story. (Read Part One of this heart-warming story first.)  Waltraud […]

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Families

Following the East Wind: An International Marriage

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In Austria during the post-war reconstruction years, when foreigners were few and bicultural couples rare, a young Austrian girl and a Korean student met and fell in love. They were determined to overcome all obstacles in order to build a life together. This is their story. Waltraud posing for a photo.   By Waltraud Kim […]

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