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bilingualism

bahy linggwuhli zuhm

  • n  the ability to speak two languages colloquially

  • Growing up (as I did) in the province of Qubec, you learn not just the joys but also the perils of bilingualism.
  • Canada, of course, had no choice about bilingualism.
  • The dubious value of bilingualism to students is only part of America's valid concern about how to absorb the Hispanic minority.
Quotes

  • Mario Beaulieu in Washington Post
    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."
  • Bernard Lord in 570 News
    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."
  • Shawn Graham in Canada.com
    Anglophones and francophones made it clear bilingualism is at the heart of who are,Graham said.

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