Multilingualism and the Mind

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Author: Evelyn Johnson

Being both bilingual and a translator (German to English) with a ‘working knowledge’ of Spanish and French, I have a natural curiosity about what happens to our brain when we constantly switch back and forth between languages. Sometimes it feels quite frustrating, like I am ‘blocked’, not being able to remember words in either language. At other times it can feel quite liberating, like an expansion of mental ‘playground space’.

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Book review: fantastic tales from a bear & compulsive liar

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“Die 13 ½ Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär” is a great book for fantasy fans who don’t love elves and wizards. Find out why it’s great for learners of German.

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Book review: a GDR “Bildungsroman” for language learning

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“Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee” and its companion movie “Sonnenallee” offer a great way to start reading German unassisted.

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