knowledge of the language. Research suggest that while a non-native speaker may develop fluency in a targeted language after about two years of immersion, it can actually take between five and seven years for that child to be on the same working level as their native speaking counterparts. Some people have this strange idea that your first language is somehow magical and is tattooed into your brain forever. 8 Another impact of the first language is that it brings about the reflection and learning of successful social patterns of acting and speaking. Ivan Illich, "Vernacular Values" Archived t the Wayback Machine. That is achieved by personal interaction with the language and speakers of the language. We spoke English, too, and I remember saying to her: "Hey, let's speak English" and finding talking to her in English vastly amusing. Andisheh Saniei, English Language Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran" (PDF). The individual has a dialect accent (including the official dialect).
But at school, restaurants, stores, etc they would use English. That fact did not mean much to my classmates. This study found the following: balanced bilinguals perform significantly better in tasks that require flexibility (they constantly shift between the two known languages depending on the situation/requires constant juggling more aware of arbitrary nature of language and also that balanced bilinguals choose word associations based.
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Mother tongue edit International Mother Language Day Monument in Sydney, Australia, unveiling ceremony, 19 February 2006 According to Ivan Illich, the reason for returning to school term "mother tongue" was first used by Catholic monks to designate a particular language they used, instead of Latin, when they are "speaking from. Based on function: the language(s) one uses most. The individual identifies with or is identified by a language community. 6 7 In some countries, such as Kenya, India, and various East Asian countries, "mother language" or "native language" is used to indicate the language of one's ethnic group in both common and journalistic parlance I have no apologies for not learning my mother tongue. At school we studied Belarusian rather superficially. My mum married again (an English-speaker our Grandmother moved out, and we used German only on the occasional holiday. Although I was born in a city in the western part of then Byelorussian SSR1, the first six years of my life I spent in a village with my grandparents. Mother tongue refers to the language of the family you grew.