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multilingualism

Definitions

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  • noun condition of being able to speak several languages

Etymologies

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multilingual + -ism

Examples

  • Note that, to understand such situations, one has to forget the notion of multilingualism as mutual translation.

    On being linguistically defeated

  • EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - On the eve of the release of the European Commission's first-ever communication on mulitlingualism, a Dutch academic has called multilingualism "a pain in the neck" at an EU debate on the topic in Brussels.

    EUobserver.com - Headline News

  • EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - On the eve of the release of the European Commission's first-ever communication on mulitlingualism, a Dutch academic has called multilingualism "a pain in the neck" at an EU debate on the topic in Brussels.

    European Tribune

  • All we have seen so far is a rhetorical support for "multilingualism" which they have never bothered to unpack beyond the word itself.

    LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY

  • All we have seen so far is a rhetorical support for "multilingualism" which they have never bothered to unpack beyond the word itself.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • For all his concern for economy, however, Stubb believes "multilingualism" is one of Empire's main assets: "The EU's language services, including both translation and interpretation, amount to only less than one percent of the total costs of the EU.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • For all his concern for economy, however, Stubb believes "multilingualism" is one of Empire's main assets: "The EU's language services, including both translation and interpretation, amount to only less than one percent of the total costs of the EU.

    A mindset betrayed

  • While admitting that there are many stumbling blocks in the implementation of a multilingual policy of which the negative attitudes to official multilingualism is arguably one of the crucial factors, Dr Ngubane said his Ministry was keen to join hands in the quest to eradicate the "multilingualism" is a problem "approach which was so abundantly evident in the reasoning of some people in our country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Yet monolingual English-speakers also run the risk of being sidelined in a world of rising multilingualism.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Yet monolingual English-speakers also run the risk of being sidelined in a world of rising multilingualism.

    The English Is Coming!

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