Does a Language Matter?
Aditya Kumar Panda

The World is moving towards multilingualism at home and outside the home. Every child when he/she goes to school in 21st century in India and in many countries speaks more than one language. Globalization and migration are forcing us to use more than one language. They are the agents of making multilingualism a reality. In this context, this paper asks a fundamental question “Does a language matter?” and analyzes the real language situation to conclude that a language matters with languages, a language does not matter when it excludes other languages.

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