Language has a major impact in everyone’s lives, considering that it represents the means of expressing, delivering ideas, opinions, and connecting with every human being. What about people who master, not only a fluent language, but also another one, experiencing throughout their lives the phenomen called “bilingualism”? Researchers in the field proposed various definitions of bilingualism. The main definition of it reffers to “fluency in two languages” (Life with Two Languages, François Grosjean). However, the concept of bilingualism is primarly related to the opportunity to explore the facets of life in terms of two languages.
That may be because I am more familiar with it and I am used to say it only in my mother tongue. As Anna Wierzbicka writes ,“two languages of a bilingual person differ not only in their lexical and grammatical repertoires for expressing and describing emotions but also in the sets of ‘emotional scripts’ regulating emotion talk” . Perhaps, for a bilingual person, a word has not always its authentical meaning in a foreign language as it has always been thought it would have in its native
One bilingual employee can help bridge the language barrier between companies across the globe due to speaking two languages. They can help translate emails from international organizations, interpret conversations for both companies during meetings, and help review the company’s work that will be sent globally (“5 Benefits of Hiring a Bilingual Employee” 2015). Employers also benefit from bilingual employees from their increased cognitive functions. Studies show that they have better multitasking skills over monolinguals. This is due to their ability to easily switch between two tasks since they can switch between two languages.
- See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/18/bilingual-education-pros-and-cons/#sthash.cegHNxr4.dpuf/http://www.idra.org/IDRA_Newsletter/August_1995_Language_Acquisition_and_Development/Why_Bilingual_Education_is_Important_to_Me/ I have interviews with 9 people. Most of them are learning. I asked them, “How do you think? Is bilingual education necessary?” They willing to do this interview. The first one is Miss Prangthip Jansiwanon.
Bilingual experience is a significant theme of this paper and numerous things must be stated. Learning new languages and being bilingual or multilingual lead to new insights. A large number of advantages can be described like developing better cognitive functions. Another advantage of being bilingual
The questions that some may ask themselves can be “What does being bilingual really mean?” or “What is the effect that this way of living has upon someone?”. The texts clearly sorts out these matters with powerful arguments from the author’s very own life experience. It proves that being bilingual very often means belonging to two completely different worlds. Hence, this discrepancy has a major effect on our words, actions, and the nature of our demeanor, on the
The author talks about English as a primary language of communication in many countries that host a great variety of speakers of numerous languages form all over the world. Moreover, she touches upon English being the international language of business, aviation, and scientific research. In her research, she poses questions that need to be answered in order to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of English as a lingua franca – she questions whether it is purely beneficial for humanity, or if it conceals certain risks and dangers, and even tries to determine whether linguistic diversity is the ultimate sacrifice we need to make in order to have a common language. The study concludes that the ideal way to deal with English as a global language is to accept it as a practical tool of communication, but also maintain all other languages at a satisfactory level and make sure these languages and their own cultures are not
There may be questions about how people communicate well or what should be done for effective communication. For this, choosing appropriate words, using language effectively, and having information about the subject are important. Because without using language well or
Increasing development of bilingual education and the evolution of language may be due to the population size, social, political, economical and personal requirements. Numerous researches show that learning a language can improve mental agility, it can strengthen brain, develop communicative abilities of invidividuals and strengthen and improve overall humans´ abilities and skills. The concept of bilingualism should be tackled because of the various definitions that are given to this term. Those definitions seem to share one basic element, which is the use of two given languages by a given speaker. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary bilingualism is the ability to speak two languages or the frequent use (as by a community) of two languages.
Everyone knows what multilingualism is – the capacity to speak two or more languages. What is that everyone seems to agree on? That multilingualism is multi-beneficial: better career opportunities, communication between family and community members, ability to live abroad and so many more. But do people know what multilingualism is really about since most of the articles, books, movies out there on the subject of bilingualism speak about its advantages, raising bilingual children and development of bilingual education? “Preface: Bilingual Lives, Bilingual Experience” (2004) by Anna Wierzbicka - professor in the Department of Linguistics, Australian National University (researchers.anu.edu.au) - addresses the issue as the author’s main thesis