Montreal English has a true je ne sais quoi

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More than 35 years after Quebec’s French Language Charter forced a realignment of the province’s linguistic dynamics, Montreal English – and for that matter, English Montreal – aren’t quite as insular and hermetic as they used to be. Two out of three Montrealers are bilingual, with younger generations having much higher rates of fluency in two or more languages. Montreal has the highest proportion of trilingual people of any city in North America. Not surprisingly, it also has the highest number of linguistically mixed households.

 

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