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Myths?[edit source | edit]

The myths part seems weak without more references. The last claim means that logically a tertiary language can be acquired with no time commitment. I think they're trying to use "simultaneous bilinguals are not demonstrably retarded in language use" to suggest that adding languages for non-bilinguals won't retard language ability nor rate of acquisition. This appears to be untrue in the general case. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.111.56.69 (talk) 11:58, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Psychology of Language and Multilingualism[edit source | edit]

More should be noted here about the psychology/neuroscience section of this article. It brings up some important points, but should go slightly more in depth about how multi-linguists develop conceptual representations in both languages. They also should discuss how different conceptual representations can be in each language, and whether someone who is a multi-linguist can run into difficulties when "thinking" in another language. An emphasis on how thought relates to language would also be great to add to this section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mzk5557 (talkcontribs) 05:37, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

  • That sounds like a good idea, Megan - could you start a list of relevant sources on your group sandbox? yEvb0 (talk) 15:01, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Frisian languages[edit source | edit]

The article is Frisian languages, which is plural. Furthermore, the articles on the Frisian languages all end on language. Hence the article should not talk about Frisian.Sarcelles (talk) 18:06, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Merge polyglotism[edit source | edit]

I'm proposing merging Polyglotism here. Note: We could merge the other direction, though, in common usage, multilingualism is both more common and is sometimes used to refer to contexts where polyglotism is not.

To summarize my thinking:

  • Though one can argue that these terms are sometimes used slightly differently, there is really not a consistent distinction between these in common usage. Considering WAP:NAD we should not have two different articles purely because there are two words.
  • If one wants to argue that there are distinct concepts that merit two articles then these two distinct concepts must be elucidated and the articles should stick to those distinct concepts. As they stand now, the articles are discussing the same exact thing.
  • Even if you wanted to argue that there are different concepts to be discussed, is there enough content for each to merit two articles or is it better to just discuss those different but related things in one article? I would say one article could cover it.

-- MC 141.131.2.3 (talk) 17:23, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Merge Articles with better-known synonyms that comprise a substantially similar article with basically the same material should be merged, and this is no exception... Veryproicelandic (talk) 21:05, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: These are almost exactly the same concept. Wikiafripedia:merging#Overlap applies. Glades12 (talk) 12:00, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

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Notability of Multilingual App Toolkit[edit source | edit]

The section on computing includes a paragraph on Microsoft's MAT software. As interesting as that software is, it does not appear to me to be exceptionally noteworthy to dedicate a paragraph (with a tone on the edge of WAP:PROMOTION) to compared to other i18n development aids. Mshenrick (talk) 17:58, 28 June 2018 (UTC)