If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are a person who is multilingual and/or interested in language learning/acquisition. If this is you, please read on because I need your help understanding something. If you got here because you also think that the tattoo in The Grey wasn’t clearly explained, move along.
Assuming you identify yourself as multilingual (I don’t care how fluent you are), my question is this: Can you do things in two different languages at the same time?
To be painfully, explicitly clear, I would like to know if you can, for example, read a newspaper in one language while listening to the radio in another language. I am NOT asking if after engaging in these activities you are able to accurately report back what you have heard or read. And to restate, that was an example. Maybe you listen to the radio in one language while driving and talking in a different language. I don’t know. You tell me.
So, here’s a little poll thing to measure your responses. Once I’ve collected some completely non-scientific data from you guys and done some more research, I’ll post about my conclusions down the line. And please tell me about your experiences in contemporaneous consumption of communication. I’m very interested.
Please vote ONLY if you ARE multilingual (two or more languages).