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Un espacio para la reflexión sobre la crianza de niños bilingües.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Los mitos del bilingüismo. Para detenernos a pensar - Myths of bilingualism. Let's stop and think


Acabo de leer este artículo de Francois Grosjean sobre los mitos del bilingualismo y ¡me siento mucho mejor! Me doy cuenta de que inconscientemente yo asumía que si uno era bilingüe tenía que tener un perfecto dominio de ambas lenguas, y parece que no es así. Me interesa su perspectiva especialmente porque él mismo es bilingüe, de madre inglesa y de padre francés.

Francois Grosjean es profesor en la Universidad de Neufchatel, en Suiza. Su último libro habla de todas estos conceptos erróneos que la gente tiene sobre el bilingüismo: Bilingual, Life and Reality, publicado en Harvard University Press. Ya lo pongo en mi lista.

Photo by Steven Spell.

I've just read this article by Francois Grosjean about some myths regarding bilingualism, and I felt so much better! I realize that unconsciously I believed that a bilingual person has to have a perfect command of both languages, and it looks it is not the case. I am interested in this perspective because he himself is a bilingual from an English speaking mother and a French speaking father.

Francois Grosjean is a Professor at University of Neufchatel, in Switzerland. His last book talks about the wrong ideas that surround bilingualism: Bilingual Life and Reality, published by Harvard University Press. It is already in my To Read list.


1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    Many thanks for citing my book. Your readers may also be interested in my blog, "Life as a bilingual". Here is the link:

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-bilingual

    With very best wishes to you from Switzerland.

    François Grosjean

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