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Bilingualism and Multilingualism

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

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Bilingualism And Biculturalism

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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

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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)
Length:
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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Subject Reference
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

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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
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Rosalind Thomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
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
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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 ...

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