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Multilingualism and English

  1. Eva Alcón,
  2. Maria Pilar Safont Jordà

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0796

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Alcón, E. and Safont Jordà, M. P. 2012. Multilingualism and English. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The overwhelming spread of the English language around the world has given rise to various phenomena, such as the recognition of New Englishes varieties, multilingualism, and multilingual education.


  • esl/efl;
  • second language acquisition;
  • multilingualism