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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who knows only one language adj. - Using or knowing only one language.

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  • monolingual speakers
  • Loizou, M. and Stuart, M. (2003) “Phonological awareness in monolingual and bilingual English and Greek five-year-olds,” Journal of Research in Reading, Vol. 26 (1), pp...
  • Those who remain monolingual are limited to English speaking markets, where competition is stiffer than Andy McNab’s clenched fist.
  • A crossbench peer has said Britain is in danger of becoming the most 'monolingual' population in the world. for more
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