The Other Languages of the Netherlands
(Reinier Salverda) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 245-252
Salverda discusses the multilingualism of Dutch society as the consequence of continuing migration. The strong, open economy attracts people to the Netherlands from a multitude of countries, so that today over a hundred languages are spoken there. In this new Babel, people have to be prepared to invest in high-quality language teaching and to work out a fair and effective response to the problems and possibilities of that multilingualism.
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