occurs when the learning of more than one's first language inhibits the learning of that first language, while additive multilingualism
occurs when the learning of other languages does not inhibit the learning and development of the first language (Prah 2009).
Heller (2003) discusses the ways in which globalization leads to increases in the commonality and value of multilingualism
, while Vertovec (2007) and Blommaert (2013) draw attention to the increasing complexity surrounding communication and identity in super-diverse cities.
In Part One, Multilingualism
: Concepts, Practices and Policies, researchers expand dimensions of language knowledge and multilingualism
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism
. The date proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police.
THE rise of multilingualism
in the UK's biggest cities is to be the subject of a major research programme led by the University of Birmingham.
The spokesman for the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism
and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, confirmed, on 18 February, that the European Commission has at least temporarily decided not to open negotiations with Berne on Switzerland's participation in the Creative Europe programme, which supports the cultural sector in Europe.
With particular reference to education, linguists and language scholars look at cultural and political challenges of multilingualism
in Africa and challenges of institutional multilingualism
The day was established in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism
and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of [UNESCO's] official working languages."
E.U is currently facing new challenges in the sense that linguists, translators, terminologists cooperate tightly in order to achieve the major goal of the E.U concerning the linguistic sector: the promotion of multilingualism
by using the correct terminology.
This is clearly demonstrated in the range of courses we offer which include an MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism
, a certificate and diploma in Professional Communication and various options for those learning the language at all levels.
The Ulster Centre on Multilingualism
aims to address the questions and concerns of parents, educators and language professionals and share the latest research.