Abstract or Introduction
This paper deals with the different aspects, in which bilingualism can affect the Cultural Identity of a child. It does so by illustrating the main features of the cultural identification process and relating them to the context of bilingualism. The essay also mentions special cases in which conflicting cultures are involved, such as Japanese-American or Arabic-Hebrew bilingualism. Finally, the author draws the conclusion that the exact influence of bilingualism on a child’s Cultural Identity cannot be fully assessed, as it is a highly complex and multilayered concept. The development of Cultural Identity ultimately depends on the child’s personality and the social environment it grows up in. However, multilingualism undoubtedly fosters a deeper understanding of our globalized world.
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- Nina Martin (Author), 2011, Bilingualism and Cultural Identity, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/270551