Attitudes to Bilingualism



In addition to talking specifically about their language use and their attitudes towards their languages, the children also spoke specifically about their feelings about being bilingual and their feelings of connection to the associated cultures linked to the languages in their lives. In this chapter the children’s experiences of being bilingual and feeling bilingual are portrayed through their stories.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts & DesignUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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