European Union remains committed to multilingualism

A new post on the sociolinguistics research site ‘Language-on-the-Move’ discusses the findings of the new 2012 Eurobarometer ‘Europeans and their languages’, published last month. The report indicates that the European Union continues to value linguistic diversity and to promote multilingualism throughout its memberstates under the formula ‘national language, English, another language’.

However, there are some indications that the prominence of English has actually led to fewer languages being learned in some European countries, with the proportion of respondents who speak at least two languages having declined in some countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary).

To read the full post on Language-on-the-Move, click here.

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