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Mothertongue, first language, native language or dominant language?Expat Since Birtha blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, speaker, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...
In the strictest sense, we all have a mother tongue as we all have only one (biological) mother. – But does this mean that the language our mother talked to us is automatically our mother tongue?…