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A Journey in Languages and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

François Grosjean


The author of this book is known the world over for his work on those who live with two or more languages. He has been called “one of the grand old men of research on bilingualism” because of his holistic view of bilingualism and his many studies undertaken over a span of some fifty years. And yet, little is known about François Grosjean. In what is a very human and at times touching work, he reveals how the vagaries of life took him from being a monolingual child in a small village outside Paris to being bilingual and bicultural in four different countries. He has changed his dominance in Eng ... More

Keywords: bilingualism, bilingual, biculturalism, becoming bilingual, language dominance, holistic view, spoken language, sign language, culture, cultural identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198754947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Grosjean, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Neuchâtel