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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: May 2021

3 - Using Two or More Languages

Summary

Post 3.1 concentrates on language choice, a fascinating but also complex phenomenon that is governed by numerous factors. Post 3.2, on the same topic, examines non accommodation, that is, those instances when bilinguals use different languages with one another when normally they would have agreed on speaking the same language. And Post 3.3 looks at cases where bilinguals simply refuse to speak one of their languages on a more permanent basis. Various reasons – political, social, linguistic, communicative – explain this behavior.