from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Using or knowing only one language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. knowing, or using a single language
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Using or knowing only one language. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using or knowing only one language
- n. a person who knows only one language
Loizou, M. and Stuart, M. (2003) “Phonological awareness in monolingual and bilingual English and Greek five-year-olds,” Journal of Research in Reading, Vol. 26 (1), pp 3-18.
But, since we no longer have Bubba2 on the scene here, Oscar2 decides to take up the charge and get personal about Bloviator's life, his decisions on where to live, his bad investments, his wife's decision to remain monolingual, etc.etc. etc.
Children who were exposed to their primary language 80% of their time were termed monolingual.
Those who remain monolingual are limited to English speaking markets, where competition is stiffer than Andy McNab’s clenched fist.
FG: What is true is that the people living in so-called "monolingual" countries where millions of people only speak one language the United States, France, Germany, Japan, etc. do not have the need to acquire another language.
Last night I had dinner with an English Canadian doctor who said that more recent studies indicate that children who grow up bilingual use more parts of their brain and are more creative than those who are monolingual, which is why she was sending her three daughters to a school that featured French immersion.
Recently, researchers at the University of Washington used measures of electrical brain responses to compare so-called monolingual infants, from homes in which one language was spoken, to bilingual infants exposed to two languages.
A crossbench peer has said Britain is in danger of becoming the most 'monolingual' population in the world.
The researchers say 20 months would be the perfect age for 'monolingual' parents to start teaching their children basic foreign words and sentences.
There is an app called "monolingual" that will remove any and all localization packages (aka languages) you desire.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.