polylingual


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pol·y·lin·gual

 (pŏl′ē-lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
1. Of, including, or expressed in several languages; multilingual: a polylingual software program.
2. Using or able to use several languages: a polylingual translator.
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Katsman demonstrates how this novel provides its protagonist with hallucinations, dreams, and fantasy in order to follow an alternative history of the wandering Jew while revealing his polylingual position.
While semantic discussions about distinctions between bilingual, multilingual, plurilingual and even polylingual usefully continue in the research literature, all are about the use of more than one language (or translanguaged mixes of more than one) within at least one--and potentially many --cultural contexts of use.
On the one hand, American English was celebrated for its constant dynamism, vernacular energy, pithiness and demotic ability to be nourished by polylingual wellsprings; yet on the other, it was praised for lacking regional or dialect variation, and for its fundamentally Anglo-Saxon nationalist coherence.
Of course, the boundary in Lotman's semiosphere is an ambivalent concept in that it both separates and unifies; it is bilingual and polylingual, and it transforms (or 'translates') what is 'external' into what is 'internal' (Lotman 2001: 137).
The polylingual voices of the multi-located subjects of the global nomadic, diasporic, hybrid diversity are producing concretely grounded micro-narratives that call for a joyful kind of dissonance.
This way we help them not to lose touch with their French roots and perhaps in secondary school they can become polylingual.
We do find some examples of older women inspiring younger ones: Rosemary Radford Reuther, for example, writes in appreciation of her intellectual, polylingual, and spiritually formidable great-aunt (267).
A profoundly post-structuralist interpretation of classic American writers, American Hieroglyphics is a work of cultural imperialism as clear and distinct, albeit not quite as monumental, as Napoleon's theft of the Rosetta Stone and Champollion's deciphering of its polylingual code.
She was a "child of poverty and ignorance" who "metamorphosed into the highly literate and polylingual Anna," and her "fantasy autobiography" is little more than "a charmingly romantic story, complete with a shipwreck and rescue, all aimed at establishing her and her children's racial and social claims to being British, white, and upper class.
Here numbers 1, 7-10, and 12 in my listing would testify to the polylingual mix typical of medieval England.
Lost to the historical record is whether the HH ever initiated polylingual speech training for girls and boys, encompassing the teaching of Hebrew or Yiddish as well as English, and thereby intensifying the Jewish character it offered the deaf community.
In other words, not the narrowing but the widening of the range of foreign languages taught might serve to answer the question I posed some years ago in an essay on the interrelationship between German studies and comparative literature: "How do we keep our bilingual or polylingual heads when all those around us .