When is a form real?

Mike Sangrey msangrey at BlueFeltHat.org
Wed Aug 15 13:14:58 EDT 2001

"hefin jones" <hefinjones at hotmail.com> said:
> 1.   The view of bilingualism advocated here is seriously flawed. True
>  bilinguals don't privilege one language over the other(s) in their
> minds. In  fact in certain contexts one can switch from one language
> to the other and  back again without being especially conscious of
> doing so. 

I should add to my previous comments that what I said should not
be construed to contradict Hefin's comment.

Someone, on this list in fact, told a story of a person speaking
in one language to her mother.  She turned to her husband's brother 
and spoke in English FULLY ASSUMING he had understood what she had 
said to her mother.
Mike Sangrey
msangrey at BlueFeltHat.org
Landisburg, Pa.
                        "The first one last wins."
            "A net of highly cohesive details reveals the truth."

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