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Acadie l'Acadie?!? L'

Acadie l'Acadie?!? L'  

This 1971 National Film Board production documents events that took place at the Université de Moncton in the late 1960s. A general student strike is called in February 1968 in ...
Aída Barrera

Aída Barrera  

Television producer and author. Aída Nydia Barrera has been a pioneer in the development of bilingual children's television programming. Born in Rio Grande City, Texas, Barrera grew up in various ...
André Laurendeau

André Laurendeau  

(1912–68), journalist.Laurendeau was a French-Canadian nationalist, committed to the survival of French Canada in the modern industrial world. As a young man he was influenced by the social ...
Areal Linguistics

Areal Linguistics  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Linguistics
This entry includes the following subentries:OverviewGeographical Distribution of Linguistic FeaturesOverviewGeographical Distribution of Linguistic FeaturesThis field is the study of resemblances ...
bilingualism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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554 words

This could mean reading/writing/speaking Latin in addition to one’s mother tongue, or denote competencies in multiple vernaculars. Multilingualism is documented

bilingualism

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Paul A. Kolers

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,442 words
A term that refers to a person's ability to communicate in two or more languages. The phenomenon is found commonly in border regions, especially in those whose geographical boundaries ... More
Bilingualism

Bilingualism   Reference library

Patricia Hunt

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
925 words
The use of two languages among women writers and critics in the United States occurs in tandem with biculturalism. Some bilingual-bicultural writers are children of immigrants whose ... More
bilingualism

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Rosalind Thomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,249 words
Widespread bilingualism at some level was characteristic of the ancient world, whether we look for (a) bilingual communities, in which two languages are in use (e.g. ... More
bilingualism

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Raymond Hudon

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
444 words

In response to the perception that French-speaking Canadians were being treated as a underprivileged ethnic minority, the federal government, in ...

Bilingualism And Biculturalism

Bilingualism And Biculturalism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,172 words

Identity, language, and culture are intrinsically linked. We cannot talk about bilingualism without biculturalism. People who speak two languages usually

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Bilingualism and Multilingualism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,498 words
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In the ancient world in general bilingualism and multilingualism were more common than monolingualism.

Bilingualism in Greece.

In Greece of

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
7,869 words

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Black English Vernacular

Black English Vernacular  

In modern times, Black English vernacular is alternately referred to as African American vernacular English, Black English, inner-city English, Ebonics, or African American English, although the last ...
Borrowing

Borrowing  

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Linguistics
This entry includes the following sub-entries:OverviewLoanword PhonologyOverviewLoanword PhonologyThe term borrowing has been used with varying scope in linguistics. It has sometimes been applied ...
chancery

chancery  

(from the Latin cancella, ‘screen’, hence a screened-off place, or office) The writing-office attached to the court of a ruler, pope, etc. Since it supplied the writ necessary for a lawsuit to be ...
code-switching

code-switching  

1. (sociolinguistics) Bilingual speakers shifting from one language to another.2. More rarely, monolingual speakers switching between discourse types.3. (semiotics) Switching between subcodes in any ...
Dementia and Language

Dementia and Language  

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Linguistics
“Dementia” currently refers to cognitive loss resulting from certain diseases, e.g. Alzheimer's disease, or from other biological states, e.g. malnutrition or depression. Changes in language use are ...
Diglossia

Diglossia  

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Linguistics
The concept of diglossia has remained at the heart of debates in sociolinguistics and in studies of language contact for almost five decades.1. Classic definitionThe classic concept of ...
Educational Linguistics

Educational Linguistics  

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Linguistics
The discipline of educational linguistics, like educational psychology and educational sociology, is created by the intersection of other fields (Spolsky 1978, 1985, 1999, Stubbs 1986, Corson 1997). ...
Equal Rights Association

Equal Rights Association  

The Equal Rights Association for the province of Ontario was a response to Quebec's 1888 Jesuits' Estates Act. The jea resolved competing claims by the Jesuits and Catholic bishops on ...

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