Who is Afraid of Multilingualism?

Evaluating the Linguistic Impact of Migration in Ireland
  • Francesca La Morgia


The face of Europe is constantly changing, as a result of mobility, migration and globalisation. It is estimated that today there are at least 175 nationalities within the EU borders (Eurostat, 2007). Migration and mobility have brought about changes in the linguistic landscape of Europe, making multilingualism an increasingly common reality, and highlighting the need for new policies and projects that take into account linguistic diversity (European Commission, 2004).


Native Speaker Linguistic Diversity Mother Tongue Minority Language Bilingual Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca La Morgia
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  1. 1.School of Applied Languages and Intercultural StudiesDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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