September 15, 2007

"We all speak different and it's kind of cool"

Just a tidbit of good news. Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 3, 2007, carries an article about the UMass married students' housing at North Village, titled "University village gathers young from around the globe", which features the multilingual, multicultural aspects of the community, which includes lots of international students, many of them with kids. The fourth paragraph quotes 8-year-old Sabrina Maketa from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"My friends live from all different countries and they're teaching me words," Sabrina said. "I didn't understand people when I first got here, but I'm learning that we all speak different and it's kind of cool."

I don't think you can read the article without being a subscriber; here's the Google cache version.

Posted by Barbara Partee at September 15, 2007 11:41 PM