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François Grosjean
Professor Emeritus

François Grosjean's Psychology Today blog: Life as a bilingual

List of published posts by content area


Life as a bilingual
Myths about bilingualism
The mysteries of bilingualism I
The mysteries of bilingualism II
Bilingualism's best kept secret
How many are we?
Bilinguals in the United States

Adults and children
(see also Children)

Who is bilingual?
What do bilinguals and hurdlers have in common?
Visualizing one's languages
What is it like to be bilingual?
Becoming bilingual
Bilinguals and accents
Retaining an accent
The person-language bond
The wax and wane of languages
Changing a first language permanently
Language forgetting
Can a first language be totally forgotten?
Dormant bilinguals and President Obama
Keeping a language alive
Refusing to speak a language
Aging with two or more languages
The psycholinguistics of bilingualism
When bilinguals speak
When bilinguals listen
Perceptual insensibility in a second language


Planned bilingualism: Five questions to consider
How early a second language?
Born with a preference for two languages
Born to be bilingual
Bilingual infants
Speech discrimination in bilingual infants
Do they know as many words?
Intermingling languages in children
Coming back to bilingualism
Two American kids in a small Swiss village
Nuturing bilingualism in children
What are the effects of bilingualism?
From second language learning to bilingualism in schools
Cognitive advantages of second language immersion education

Using two or more languages

What a bilingual's languages are used for
Two questions bilinguals ask themselves when communicating with others
Intermingling languages: From conversation to literature
Interacting in just one language
False friends and other unwanted companions
Thinking and dreaming in two (or more) languages
Forgotten? Try your other language
Why aren't you speaking the right language?
Emotions in more than one languageHumor in bilingual couples
Why are they talking so fast?

The bilingual mind and brain

The bilingual mind
The bilingual brain
The man who could no longer speak to his wife
The man who could no longer speak to his wife II

Biculturalism / Personality

How cultures combine and blend in a person
Becoming bicultural: Celebrating Thanksgiving (reposted as Discovering Thanksgiving)
Who am I?
Advantages of being bicultural
Change of language, change of personality?
Change of language, change of personality? Part II
Falling in love with a culture and a language

Special bilinguals

Teaching and living with two or more languages
Desperately seeking a final translation
Those incredible interpreters
The linguistic and cultural skills of sleeper agents
Portraying heritage language speakers
Amazing bilingual writers I
Amazing bilingual writers II


Noam Chomsky on bilingualism
Sign language and bilingualism
When sign language influences speech
The day the Supreme Court ruled on the bilingual mind
The rose
What did he say?

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