Zsófia Forró Posted over 2 years ago As a trilingual or bilingual, what role does language play in the creation of your identity? Which language do you think in? This is a very interesting point and I quite agree with it. I also notice that sometimes I think concepts that I can't find words for in any language I know. And I agree that when I speak or think in a language, the people I spoke to most in my life in that language are present in my mind as an imaginary audience. I believe I speak the languages in relationship to them, because I learned it and practised it by speaking to them. It does feel a bit like I'm a different person in every language I speak, but I notice that most when I switch languages with the same person - if I'd been speaking to them in English and we switch to French or vice versa. When this happens it clearly feels like we step into a different context a bit, as if we suddenly look at the world from a different perspective - as if suddenly France is the center of the globe. And the same goes with any other language.