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  • Apr 07, 2012
  • 08:32 PM

First Language Attrition: Why my parents and I don't speak the same language (audio)

James Kim / 89.3KPCC
I have always had a tough time understanding my parents. Not because we’re from different generations, or born and raised in different countries; it’s that we don’t speak the same language. Growing up, I remembered that my Korean was actually pretty good. My mom said that I “spoke Korean very well for seven years.” But afterwards, I “stopped speaking Korean and only spoke English.”

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