Manuel Pérez-Quiñones, Consuelo Salas
When our languages are internal, we don't know where one ends and where one begins. — Ofelia Garcia Insights Most user interface designs are influenced by an ideology of monolingualism and therefore support only monolingual interactions. Monolingualism is the condition of being able to interact in only one language. The ideology of monolingualism, however, is the notion that communication happens through and by only one language at a time. A more honest examination of everyday linguistic practices reveals that even if one is familiar with one language group only—English, for example—they have fluency in multiple dialects of that…
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