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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 12 2012: I'm trilingual and I find myself thinking in all three languages. It can get interesting and also sometimes it can get annoying when I speak, because sometimes I tend to mix all three. But I believe each language makes us express ourselves in a totally different manner. However, I don't like myself to be identified with a certain language or languages, because for me identity is something to do with my morals and values not the languages I speak.

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