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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Multilingualism.
See also changes related to Multilingualism, or pages that link to Multilingualism or to this page or whose text contains "Multilingualism".

Parent topics

  • Linguistics [r]: The scientific study of language. [e]
  • Sociolinguistics [r]: Branch of linguistics concerned with language in social contexts - how people use language, how it varies, how it contributes to users' sense of identity, etc. [e]
  • Language acquisition [r]: The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages. [e]

Subtopics

  • Lingua franca [r]: Any language used for widespread communication between groups who do not share a native language or where native speakers are typically in the minority; name from 'Lingua Franca', a pidgin once used around the Mediterranean. [e]
  • Contact language [r]: any language which is created through contact between two or more existing languages; may occur when people who share no native language need to communicate, or when a language of one group becomes used for wider communication. [e]
  • Language attrition [r]: The loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language by individuals. [e]
  • Diglossia [r]: Linguistic situation in which two (often very closely related) languages are used within one speech community, for different purposes. [e]

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