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  1. Multicultural Families
    So DD is 22 months old and hears different minority languages from mom and dad. (We don't speak each others' minority languages, and communicate with each other in English, which is our community language.) Understandably, she thinks 'you' is another word for 'DD,' and 'I/me' means the...
  2. Multicultural Families
    If so, how did it go? Currently, DD (32 months), speaks French. I speak to her in French, but I'm also showing her some English words and songs. We live with my folks who both speak French to her, though they can speak and understand English. We generally use English to talk to each other when...
  3. Multicultural Families
    DS speaks english at home, but is taught at school in euskera. At playtime and with his friends he speaks spanish. Other (spanish-speaking) parents have pointed out that he is mixing all the languages in the same sentence. Although we insist on speaking english at home and do not respond unless...
  4. Multicultural Families
    I've been around a number of people who grew up speaking multiple languages, however, they were already preteens-adults by the time I met them. There were some obvious generalizations that could be made. For instance, if the second language was spoken at home by both parents the kids spoke...
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