Importance of the first language and culture of origin
Lingui has an underwater library.
"... In fact, it is impossible to develop high levels of literacy without being a dedicated reader, and dedicated readers rarely have serious problems in reading and writing.”
― Stephen D. Krashen
learning new languages
"A learner's first language is the foundation for second language learning, an important tool for learning, and an important component of personal and cultural identity."
~ Elizabeth Coelho