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What Is Plurilingualism? (WiseGEEK)

Última actualización: 6 Dic 2011

"Plurilingualism" is a term used to discuss situations in which a person has communicative abilities in more than one language. In contrast, a multilingual area might have multiple languages that are used, but individual speakers may still be monolingual. While a person may be said to be plurilingual, this distinction between the two terms makes the most sense when discussing locations and speaker communities. Colloquially, people do use the term "multilingual" to address the idea of speaking more than language, but "plurilingual" is usually considered a more precise term. Read more...