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Janice Yucel
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You may have known me as Janice McDuffee...
You may have known me as Janice McDuffee...

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For my friends looking for iPad rental in New York, here's the link:

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‘Anne’ vs. ‘Mommy’ My son, almost three months old, is about to embark on an amazing linguistic journey. He is half-Turkish, one-quarter Korean, and one-quarter American Caucasian.  He has an influx of words and tones […]

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How old will my son be before he speaks? Will his multilingual upbringing delay his speech production? Questions every parent asks when introducing their children to more than one language. As my son approaches the 1-year-mark, I am increasingly more…

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Grandmothers & Mother Tongues I felt so accomplished last week. Prior to the birth of my son in October, I was studying Korean (my mother’s native language), and Turkish (my husband’s native language). I made […]

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One of the gifts I had received during my baby shower was “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. It was a gift from my aunt, she didn’t make a big deal out of it, just gave me the book and a package of sticky page-markers. I didn’t start reading it…

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Like so many others, I started a blog and then tapered off in my writing. This was partially due to not dedicating(having!) time, but also because this blog is about multilingualism and my son. And I am still waiting on my son’s speech. Waiting, waiting,…

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Small Stepping Stones in Two Languages

My son is now 21 months old. He’s still not speaking. Not really anyway. He’s “behind” on his spoken language development, but it is definitely happening. Using Two Languages He has picked up several new words since my last post three months ago, and his…

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Fifteen months is an exciting time for parents and their little ones. In our house, we watch as our son has started to understand simple commands: “Can you throw this in the garbage?” “Can you put your toy back in here?” – and still debate over whether he…

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