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Ayesha Sayed

Student, UAEU

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As a trilingual or bilingual, what role does language play in the creation of your identity? Which language do you think in?

I've grown up speaking 3 very diverse languages, I feel that they've created three distinct worlds in me. I find myself moving in and out of not only languages but cultures as well.
What role do languages play in your life? Do you find yourself thinking in more than one language?

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  • Jan 8 2012: As a bilingual speaker (French/English), I find my thoughts and ideas are influenced by either where I lve and in which language or context these were brought forth. Living in an English culture and influenced by european upbringing and education is often a challenge when relating your thoughts as an individual, to others who have not travelled or experienced other cultures.

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