Country (residing now): France Country (originally from): France Children, Ages: 2 girls of 4 years old and 11 months old Majority Language: French Minority Language(s): Spanish (ml1 - "dominant") and English (ml2 -"recessive")
I was just bumped into your post Elodie and it is simply wonderful. Sometimes, I feel that people around me, and those in the medical sector in particular, are very prejudiced against bilingualism. So it is lovely to listen to this video by a professional from the respected CNRS.
This particularly strikes a chord in me as we are currently going through a bit of a rough patch, the doctor from our local PMI (for non French speakers, it is a French social body dedicated to Mothers and small Children) having detected a pronunciation with my daughter. And obviously, trilingualism is not very well looked upon. As the psycholinguist in your video said, I believe little bilingual kids need a little extra time.
Thank you Elodie!
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Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!)
Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend!
Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world!
Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2!
Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts!
Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;))
Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9