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Linguistic and Cultural Challenges of Foreign Correspondents

Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By Psychology Today

Foreign correspondents join a long list of special bilinguals. They lead their lives with two or more languages—like regular bilinguals—but their work also puts them in a unique relationship with their languages and cultures. They have to keep in mind those back home who will listen to them, or read their articles, most of whom may not know the language and the culture of the country they are working in. Eleanor Beardsley, NPR correspondent in Paris, is a well known and much appreciated voice on public radio in the United States. She has kindly accepted to answer a few of our questions and we thank her wholeheartedly.

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