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On Linguistic Landscape

In a previous post we dealt with the issue of multilingualism and the consequences it has in people’s lives. That article made reference to the oral aspect of the coexistence of several languages in a single place, but it did not delve into what happens with signs in public spaces. This phenomenon is known as […]

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Swiss Linguistic Geography

Switzerland lies at the crossroads of several major European cultures that have heavily influenced the country’s language and culture. It’s the only European country other than Austria to have four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. This diversification of languages concentrated in this one country has drawn much attention to the use of translation […]

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French is the official language of the Olympic Games

 The International Olympics Committee established French as the official language of the 2012 Olympic Games, which are being held in London, England. This may sound a little unusual, as generally English is considered the universal language. However, this rule was agreed on and formalized in this way through the International Olympic Committee. French is the official language at both the opening and […]

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What are the most Spoken Languages in the World?

Today, world population is approximately 6 billion people. Without attracting much attention, the most spoken language in the world belongs to the most populated country in the world: China. The following is a ranking of the most spoken languages. 1. Mandarin Chinese With nearly 845 million native speakers and 23.6% of the world population, it […]

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