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        1.     Madalena Cruz-Ferreira , Multilingualism Blog

Message 1: Multilingualism Blog
Date: 23-Oct-2010
From: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira <>
Subject: Multilingualism Blog
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Dear colleagues,

I would like to invite you all to my new online resource, Being Multilingual:

The aim of this blog is to discuss what it means to be multilingual andwhat is involved in the regular use of several languages.

Multilingualism is often misunderstood, and often correlated with eitherover-ability or disability. Myths and misconceptions about multilingualismhave consequences at home, in school and in clinic.

In addition, the languages used by multilinguals are the usual focus ofattention. My focus is the people: multilingualism is not about whatseveral languages can do to people, it is about what people can do withseveral languages.

If you ever wondered about multilingualism, whether you are monolingual ormultilingual, welcome to my blog.

Sincerely,Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

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