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Europe’s Hopes and Dreams and Its Linguistic Reality

The latest publication from Eurobarometer (the survey system that collects statistical data on public opinion in Europe) yielded a series of figures that point to the increasing importance of multilingualism in European societies. In the press release that accompanied the publication of the study, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said […]

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French in Africa

Spanish is spoken in many countries, and while all Spanish speakers can understand each other, there are as many varieties of Spanish as nations that speak it. Something similar happens with French. While French speakers can understand each other regardless of what nation they come from, the French of France is not the same as […]

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Why Multilingualism Counts for So Much

As a translator and as someone that is surrounded by multilingual individuals on a daily basis at work, I’d have to say that I find the process and the effort of grappling with various languages to be enormously rewarding.  As somebody that grew up in a multilingual home I am convinced it is something that […]

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