my friend is a psychology major and i was talking with her about the ideas of identity and the self. She mentioned to me that babies typically begin to recognize themselves in a mirror and talk at around the same time, leading psychologists to generally believe that identity is closely tied to language in the brain. AND OK SO IN THE WINTER SOLDIER BUCKY EITHER DOES NOT SPEAK OR SPEAKS IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN HIS NATIVE TOUNGE UNTIL STEVE RECOGNIZES HIM AND CALLS HIM BY HIS NAME AND BUCKY RESPONDS IN ENGLISH, HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE TO STEVE AND HE STARTS TO REMEMBER! AND THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE MOVIE WHENEVER BUCKY STARTS TO REMEMBER WHO HE IS, HE SPEAKS, AND HE SPEAKS IN THE SAME LANGUAGE HE GREW UP TALKING TO STEVE IN. IM REALLY EMOTIONAL ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT HIS IDENTITY IS AS STRONGLY TIED TO STEVE AS IT IS TO LANGUAGE AND IM NOT OK.