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Multiculturalism

The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

by Corey
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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?

by Jacomine
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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

by Corey
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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?

by Corey
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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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