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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 05:54 PM

Study: Vast majority of EU citizens are marginalized by dominance of English language

Margaret Allen / SMU Research
The European Union has 27 member countries and 23 official languages, but its official business is carried out primarily in one language — English. Yet the striking findings of a new study show that barely a third of the EU's 500 million citizens speak English. What about the other two-thirds? They are linguistically disenfranchised, say the study's authors.

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