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Q&A: How to ensure that a trilingual (-to-be) child also picks up parents’ common language?

Q&A: How to ensure that a trilingual (-to-be) child also picks up parents’ common language?

Question Hi, I have been doing a bit of reading on raising trilingual children, as my husband and I are expecting our first child in January. It seems that in most cases the parents have two individual native languages, and the third being that of the country they live in. This is not the case […]

Code-switching vs language mixing

Code-switching vs language mixing

This is an extended version of a post from January 2013. If you are a bilingual like me, you know we all do it – mix our languages when we speak to other bilinguals. When we cannot think of a word in one language or if there is a better expression for what we want […]