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2. The causes of multilingualism

2. The causes of multilingualism  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191792465
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198724995
How do languages spread and why do so many languages exist? Well-known agents of spread are war and colonization, but also migration and settlement, religion, the media, and the needs of ... More
8. Lingua franca, hybrids, and constructed languages

8. Lingua franca, hybrids, and constructed languages  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191792465
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198724995
‘Lingua franca, hybrids, and constructed languages’ explains that multilingualism is not a modern phenomenon. Throughout history, as languages come into contact with each other, people have ... More
1. A multilingual world

1. A multilingual world  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191792465
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198724995
A language is an assembly of social styles, the argot of social group and workplace, grammars and vocabularies, historical continuity and change, and regional accents. Approximately ... More

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