Tag: Italian language

Mothertongue, first language, native language or dominant language?

  In the strictest sense, we all have a mother tongue as we all have only one (biological) mother. – But does this mean that the language our mother talked to us is automatically our mother tongue? What about this friend I had in school, who was adopted […]

Which language to choose (part II)

 (“Constant dripping wears the stone”) (updated 2020) Raising bilingual children is not only a commitment which requires lots of energy to provide the regular inputs, maintain the passion for the language throughout all the years, but also requires a great amount of flexibility. Several years ago, I wrote […]