After analyzing all these considerations regarding bilingualism, we might conclude that a bilingual person is one who has two linguistic systems and two languages and is able to use them without any interference.
Parent 1: "I think a bilingual person is someone who speaks two languages correctly as if both of them were their native language.
For instance, the assessment of fully bilingual and partly bilingual persons
may indicate different decisions about what language to use and how to interpret results.
In any case, both types of bilingualism, once established, require continuous hard work in order to be maintained at a high level, which means that the bilingual person needs to use both languages all the time: to read, speak, write and listen all require training if he or she does not want to lose the language later on, because bilingualism in fact is not something we can obtain once and for all.
THE PROCESS OF LOSING BILINGUALISM IN A BILINGUAL PERSON
In addition to completing the demographic and PMBM questionnaires, participants watched a video displaying a conversation among three bilingual persons who switched codes.
In the video you will watch three bilingual persons talking.
It was translated in Urdu by 5 bilingual persons
having Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology.
The instrument was administered to two bilingual persons to determine whether the instrument was appropriately translated into the Korean language.
Two different bilingual persons who did not see the original version of the translated instrument were asked to do a back translation.
While it did implicitly recognize the connection between language and national origin, which is a position significantly more consistent with linguistic studies than the findings of other courts have been,(20) the Sandoval court's passive acceptance of the Ninth and Fifth Circuits' decisions suggests that bilingual persons
will continue to have uncertain claims for relief under the civil rights laws.
Chapter 13 provides an excellent, short overview about how, for bilingual individuals, a test in English can become an English test (though these fail to acknowledge the corollary: For bilingual persons
, a test in Spanish can become a Spanish test).