bilingualism bilingualism  /baɪ ˈlɪŋɡwə ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the ability to speak two languages colloquially

Usage(s):

  1. Canada, of course, had no choice about bilingualism.
  2. The dubious value of bilingualism to students is only part of America's valid concern about how to absorb the Hispanic minority.
  3. This crusade against bilingualism is not just xenophobia; it is fear of the diversity that is the essence of America itself.

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  1. "It was really pitiful," Mario Beaulieu said. "It shows that official bilingualism in Canada is a farce. It's only stated in theory to calm linguistic tides in Quebec, but the reality is it doesn't work."
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Mario Beaulieu Source: Washington Post

  2. "His role is mandated through legislation and he answers to Parliament," Lord said. "My role is different. I will be reaching out to better understand what people are saying about bilingualism."
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Bernard Lord Source: 570 News

  3. "Anglophones and francophones made it clear bilingualism is at the heart of who are," Graham said.
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Shawn Graham Source: Canada.com

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