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FW: Multilingualism in the world

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  • Don Osborn
    ... From: owner-lgpolicy-list@ccat.sas.upenn.edu [mailto:owner-lgpolicy-list@ccat.sas.upenn.edu] On Behalf Of rbhatt@uiuc.edu Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008
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      Passing on this question from Rakesh Bhatt:

      -----Original Message-----
      From: owner-lgpolicy-list@...
      [mailto:owner-lgpolicy-list@...] On Behalf Of rbhatt@...
      Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 10:03 PM
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      Subject: Multilingualism in the world

      Dear List members,

      Are there any statistics, or some raw numbers, to show that the world is
      (people in it are) indeed more multilingual than monolingual? I am quite
      aware of the definitional isues surrounding the terms
      mono-/multi-lingualism, but I need a non-nuanced answer/data to fully answer
      a question raised by one of my freshman undergrad student in my language in
      globalization class.

      Many thanks,
      Rakesh
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      Associate Professor of Linguistics and SLATE
      Department of Linguistics
      University of Illinois
      4080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
      Urbana, IL 61801
      U.S.A.

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