Quotes

Not Native Speakers

I would tell them to view it as if your child is a native speaker of one language, but you were having to rear them in a society where they have to speak another language. You know, frequently, constantly and so constantly you’re having to change things around and figure things out, and slow down. But I think a lot of people… so I think that way of being… usually most people are multilingual, once they’re at home they’re able to speak whatever their language of choosing is. Maybe they’re out in the world and they are speaking Italian all day, but maybe when they come home they’re speaking Spanish or speaking English or whatever, because that’s comfortable.

—Morénike Giwa Onaiwu


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