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Multilingualism
(2,975 words)

[German version]

I. General

‘Multilingualism’ refers to two different things: on the one hand the ability of an individual to use several languages, on the other hand a situation where, within a social group, several languages are used (linguistic contact). As a result, research into multilingualism can look at multilingual individuals or a multilingual society; accordingly, points of contact arise to psycho- and neurolinguistics on the one hand or to sociolinguistics …

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Binder, Vera (Gießen), Schwemer, Daniel (Würzburg), Quack, Joachim (Berlin) and Rieken, Elisabeth (Berlin), “Multilingualism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e729520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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