Living with bilingualism

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Living with bilingualism One person or two persons in  one?
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Goal of the study To  find out whether bilinguals perceive  themselves as different people when using  different languages To find out the different sources of  bilinguals’ self perceptions
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Sources of Data 1039 bi- and multilingual web  questionnaire respondents Reflections of bilingual writers Multidisciplinary studies –psychology,  psychoanalysis, linguistics, and  anthropology Introspective data
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Traditional perceptions of bilingual  behavior During the first half of the 20 th  century,  bilinguals were viewed as people with  conflicting personalities In the US, immigrants were forced to abandon  their native language in a show of loyalty to  their new country. In Germany, bilingualism was associated with  pathological disorder as well as intellectual  and moral deterioration
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 0815 taught by Professor Akkinaso during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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