majority language


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majority language

(mă-jor′ĭt-ē)
The language spoken by most of the people living in a multilingual nation.
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The Welsh language is one of the special qualities of the national park and is a majority language in Snowdonia, spoken by approximately 60% of residents.
Assouline explores the impact of ideology on language contact in the context of a linguistic minority that opposes the majority language.
filed a human rights complaint after a series of condo meetings were held in Mandarin only, given that it was the majority language in the building.
In Germany, immigrants immediately and intensively used media in the majority language, in contrast to the immigrants in Israel.
Frequently referred to as a "locale," this combination of factors could define a country and its majority language or a domestic market with a minority language.
This idea comes to prominence in the idea that speakers of the majority language have a strong sense of identification that can lead to wider language involvement and language vitality in any given community (Giles & Johnson, 1987).
In this article I argue that interpreters are needed not only by ethnic minority children who speak the majority language either poorly or not at all, but also, and perhaps counter-intuitively, by a broader group of ethnic minority children and their families.
Rwanda, unlike most African countries, has always had one majority language and culture, as Jacqueline Musiitwa explains.
The project will focus on teacher education for the majority language (e.
They address all the social settings of language learning (the majority language context, the minority second language setting, the external setting, coexisting second language settings, and the institutional second language setting).