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This week’s blog post comes from Erin Reid, a Ph.D. Candidate at McGill University. Erin is generally curious by nature about most things, but has been fascinated by languages and language learning since she began studying French in a Calgary elementary school in the 1980s. Continue reading
You may have heard that the BILD Research Community has a new and exciting initiative! It’s called J-BILD (Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity).
We are still accepting submissions for our July 31 deadline (see the Call for Papers) and aim to publish the inaugural issue in November 2017. We thought it would be helpful to provide answers to some of the questions you may have about J-BILD.
J-BILD is pleased to announce three additions to our editorial team: Patricia Houde, Joseph Tongkeh Fowale, and Bethany Cross.
I grew up as a monolingual French speaker somewhere on Montreal’s south shore. I learned some English at school, but always thought I had no talent for languages. I thought it might even jeopardize my undergraduate studies and future career as an anthropologist. Then, I had to learn Spanish to get a practicum gig in Cuba. I knew very little about Cuba and even less about Spanish. Uno, dos, tres, una cerveza por favor, gracías (esti). Not even sure it was that good. Then… I fell in love. Not only with Spanish, but with languages. That was in 1999. I was 22 years old.