Thursday, July 06, 2006

What language do bilingual kids dream in?

A thought-provoking post from Corey - you shouldn't miss it:

Dreamland

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I think it is wonderful! I studied linguistics and German in college and am very interested in child language acquisition. As well, I am trying to figure out the best way to teach my future children to speak German.

Thanks again for your blog
Brian in TN

The Oosh said...

Very interesting article. I always check on my little boy before going to bed. One night I walked in his room and heard him say something in German in his dream. My boys' dominant language is definitely English, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover he was in fact dreaming in German as well.

BigNut said...

Interesting article.

I am fully bilingual (English, Afrikaans). My home language as a child was English, also now. I find I dream in the "situation-appropriate" language, mostly English.

However, often I do not consciously use a language to communicate in dreams, even though I am speaking. Does that make sense? I thought that happened to everyone.