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Multilingualism

The use of many languages is known as multilingualism. Multilingualism is a communicative practice found in individuals or groups of individuals. On both the personal and societal level, multilingualism refers to knowing and/or using more than one language in the form of speech, gesture, writing, or reading. Multilingualism is an intersubjective notion in that an agreement is required between people regarding its exact definition, meaning, and practice. This is because any specific language may have many varieties, and there is variability across individuals and groups of individuals in terms of proficiency levels as well as the scope and extent of language usage. Despite this, multilingualism is a worldwide norm rather than an exception in language use. As part of the scientific study of language (i.e., ...

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