Internationals struggle to pass on their home languages

Families who live internationally, i.e. who spend several of their children’s developmental years in another country, and whose home languages are different from the communities they live in, usually struggle to pass on their home languages. Especially if these are not English. – This is not an assumption, this is a fact. I observed this […]

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The gift of multilingualism (article in Among Worlds)

When Marilyn Gardner asked me to write an article for the September 2019 issue of Among Worlds, Communication: our languages and lexicons I couldn’t resist writing about the gift of multilingualism. I am very honored to see my article published in this magazine dedicated to so many important topics for internationals! – Thank you, Marilyn […]

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How much otherness can we take?

Many of us get a clearer sense of self when we live abroad, or when we travel regularly and dive into different cultures. But how much otherness can we take? The concept of  ‘otherness’ is central to sociological analyses of how majority and minority identities are constructed. In one society, the representation of different groups […]

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