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Multilingualism
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Multilingualism can be defined either at the societal level, where two or more languages are used within a single community, or at the level of the individual, where the same person uses more than one language. These two phenomena do not always co-occur; within the Arab world, multilingual individuals may live wi…

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Abdelâli Bentahila, “Multilingualism”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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