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Finally - my brain explained,
This review is from: Bilingual: Life and Reality (Hardcover)
I am bilingual, I learned my second language as an adult. I've had lots of burning questions about my
ability to speak my first and my second language. Mr Grosjean explains it all in a book that I did not want to put down.
Reading the cover of the book I was concerned that it would be too technical, he has written a lot of technical studies. But I was happily mistaken. The book is full of anecdotes and wisdom about being bilingual and raising bilingual children as well.
Having read this book I feel better about myself and my abilities, and I feel like I found my "tribe" - other people who speak two or more languages.
here are some gems from his book:
True: it is easier to swear in your second language
False: Children raised learning more than one language get confused and don't do as well in school.
The book is full of stuff like this. I recommend it to anyone who has ever studied a second language.