multilingualism

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mul·ti·lin·gual

 (mŭl′tē-lĭng′gwəl, -tī-)
adj.
1. Of, including, or expressed in several languages: a multilingual dictionary.
2. Using or having the ability to use several languages: a multilingual translator.

mul′ti·lin′gual·ism n.

multilingualism

(ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋɡwəlɪzəm)
n
(Languages) (of a country) the condition of being multilingual
Translations
monikielisyys
soknyelvűség
meertaligheid
flerspråklighet

multilingualism

[ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋgwəlɪzəm] Nplurilingüismo m, multilingüismo m
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Congruently, Latino social and cultural dispositions, in contrast with a mainstream and subtractive language environment, can cause conflicts of identity as students negotiate their bilingualness within a monolingual-oriented world (Fitts et al., 2008; Martinez-Roldan & Malave, 2004; Quiocho & Rios, 2000; Tellez, 1999; Weisman, 2001).
Interestingly, Celan did not abandon German, his native tongue, and when questioned by his biographer about his relationship to German, said that 'I do not believe in bilingualness in poetry [...] Poetry-that is the fateful uniqueness of language.' He added, 'Only in one's mother tongue can one express one's own truth.