Winter has descended on Shanghai. I’m wearing four layers of pajamas, snuggled underneath two sets of comforters, and sipping on a piping hot cup of Jasmine tea.
As I burrow myself deeper underneath the covers and try to escape the force that is winter in Shanghai, I browse various articles online.. While reading the Economist I skimmed this interesting little read on Multilingualism: Do Different Languages Confer Different Personalities?
Before reading the article, I’m sure all of you bilinguals out there have “no duh” echoing through your head. The article’s main focus is in regard to how these various personalities can be attributed to cultural differences rather than linguistic ones; and how, depending on the culture and customs of your language, you yourself also change.