As the E.U.’s Language Roster Swells, So Does the Burden

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Europe,Information Overload,language
Source Author: James Kanter
Source Date: 1/4/2016
Source Name: New York Times
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It’s not easy to speak with one voice in 24 languages. When what is now the European Union first took root in the 1950s, it included just six nations, and in three of them many people spoke French. It could sidestep national jealousies without trouble by designating most of the member nations’ main languages as official languages.

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