What is a multilingual speech community?


What is a multilingual speech community?

Speech Communities:

In sociology, a speech community refers to a group of people who share common practical ideas about language. This not only includes the language that is spoken, but also the norms and expectations around how that language is used.

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A multilingual speech community is one in which the members are fluent in more than a single language. In these communities, norms and expectations...

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Multilingualism: Definition & Role in Education


Chapter 7 / Lesson 8

What is multilingualism, and why should you care about it? This lesson defines multilingualism and describes how this type of language learning works in a classroom.

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