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Malwina Gudowska

Malwina Gudowska is an award-winning writer, editor and linguist. Her writing has appeared in Financial Times, Vogue, ELLE, The Globe and Mail, Literary Hub and many more publications. Her article on raising multilingual children won a National Magazine Award and was included in “The Best Canadian Magazine Articles” anthology. 
 
Gudowska is a PhD researcher in applied linguistics with a focus on multilingualism and motherhood. In addition to writing and researching, she regularly consults on multilingualism, family language policy and recently worked on a branding project for a beauty company, acquiring the title of “notable linguist,” courtesy of Vogue.

Malwina is represented by Peters Fraser and Dunlop (PFD) Literary Agents.

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MOTHER TONGUE TIED
On Language, Motherhood & Multilingualism— Disrupting Myths & Finding Meaning

I am thrilled to announce MOTHER TONGUE TIED will be released on June 20, 2024 from Footnote Press and is now available for pre-order!

 

It is estimated that more than half of the world's population communicates in more than one language and over a third of the population in the United Kingdom is multilingual. And yet life in multiple languages is rarely discussed publicly, myths and misconceptions prevail and the pressure to keep heritage languages alive has become a private conflict for millions. Linguistic diversity is more prevalent than ever, but so is linguistic inequality.

MOTHER TONGUE TIED sheds light on the ways in which we navigate language, its power to shape and reshape lives, and the ripple effects felt far beyond any one home or any one language. It takes one generation for a family language to be lost. One generation - like mother to child. Mother Tongue Tied explores the emotional weight of raising multilingual children while grappling with your own identity and notions of home. At what cost does a mother save a language

 

Or does she let it slip away and, with it, a part of herself her children may never know.

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MOTHER TONGUE

MOTHER TONGUE

In A Manner Of Speaking

LIT HUB - ON TRANSLATION

LIT HUB - ON TRANSLATION

On Jazmina Barrera’s Linea Nigra and the Untranslatable Experiences of Motherhood

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

A Mother’s Tongue: The complexity of raising multilingual children

FINANCIAL TIMES

FINANCIAL TIMES

Both Sides Now

VOGUE

VOGUE

Enough With the Breastfeeding Glamour Shots on Instagram

AVENUE

AVENUE

Feist: Singular Style

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

The Space Between Us

MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT

MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT

The Bowie Effect

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

Try Lingual

ELLE

ELLE

Drawn To The Rhythm

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

The Soundtrack Of Your Life

VOGUE

VOGUE

Justin Townes Earle

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

The New Thirty Somethings

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

When we can't make sense of the world, we turn to language

FASHION

FASHION

Check Please

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

Blowing Smoke

ALBERTA VIEWS

ALBERTA VIEWS

Delisted

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

Caught Between Cultures

FLARE

FLARE

Blurred Vision

CALGARY HERALD

CALGARY HERALD

A Women's Place Is at the Altar

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Malwina has more than 15 years of experience copy writing, editing and social media management for various publications and clients. She offers editing and copy writing services for a variety of projects. Contact her below for an initial call or Zoom and to learn more about her services and rates.

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consulting.

With a background in both theoretical and applied linguistics, Malwina consults on a variety of language and linguistics projects. She offers consultations on family language planning with parents and families to help them understand their role in their children's bilingual development. She also offers workshops for organizations that want to help staff understand bilingualism and bilingual parenting.

 

One of her greatest passions and life goals is to continue to dispel the many prevalent and longstanding misconceptions around bilingualism. No, bilingualism does not cause speech delays! If you are interested in finding out more or booking an initial consultation please contact Malwina below.

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Malwina is currently a PhD researcher in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on language and emotion, motherhood and multilingualism. The title of her work is "Multilingual Mothering: The Emotionality and Emotional Communication of Mothers Raising Multilingual Children."

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