Plurilingualism in Europe as a Means to Overcome the Genetic Divide
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Plurilingualism and Linguistic Identity
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While plurilingualism is not necessarily a novel concept, the author argues that the ability to speak several languages will help Europeans to develop a European identity and to deconstruct existing cultural and even genetic barriers. To this aim it would make sense to be introduced at a very early age to elements of language and culture from neighbouring countries or immigrant populations. Plurilingualism is the only means to maintain linguistic diversity which, in turn, empowers people and enhances their creativity and problem-solving skills.