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Aboh, Enoch O.
Universal Multilingualism: Contact, Acquisition, and Change
As our world grows smaller, and individuals become more mobile thanks to advances in communication and transportation systems, multilingualism has become prominent in both scientific and popular debates. In the past decades, an interesting development in the field has been to measure the cognitive advantages of multilingualism. While such studies are very relevant to understanding consequences of multilingualism on cognition and on the structure of the brain, they contribute to perpetuate the traditional assumption that monolingualism is the default.
Bakker, Peter.
The Birth of New Languages In Multilingual Situations
In situations of multilingualism, new languages can emerge. First, when people meet who have no language in common, a new language may be created by them in order to facilitate communication. These can lead to the development of primitive jargons, more elaborate pidgins, or complex pidgincreoles (full-fledge languages, ostensibly developed from a pidgin) and creoles.
 Joseph, John E.
 
The Geographical and Cognitive Mapping of Multilingualism
Talk by John E. Joseph in English on the geographical and cognitive mapping of multilingualism and identity.
Makoni, Sinfree.
Southern Multilingualisms: Toward Decolonizing the Sociolinguistics of Africa
Contemporary sociolinguistic scholarship takes it as axiomatic that the world is multilingual. The conceptual shift toward multilingualism has not been predicated on any prior philosophical analysis of the 'natures' of language ( Hauck & Heurich 2018) or any systematic enquiry into the questions of which type of, and whose, multilingualisms with which we are dealing. There are two emerging trends in sociolinguistics, but neither addresses the epistemologies and indigenous ontologies of language that are necessary in an analysis of multilingualisms. 

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