[ US /ˌmɑnəˈɫɪŋɡwəɫ/ ]
  1. using or knowing only one language
    monolingual speakers
    a monolingual dictionary
  1. a person who knows only one language
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  • Figure 1: The figure represents diagrammatically the key factors, as described in the literature review, which influence the reading development of English and Greek bilingual and monolingual children. Reading Development in Two Different Contexts:the Case of the English-greek Bilingual Children in UK and in Cyprus « Articles « Literacy News
  • Thus, lower performance of bilingual children on tests normed on monolinguals could imply a distribution of knowledge across the two languages rather than a general linguistic deficiency.
  • But there is a great many discoursive structures, a lot of semantics and pragmatics, that are not learned until much later, even in monolinguals. MULTILINGUAL KID.
  • How did a boy belonging to monolingual Britain get interested in a foreign language?
  • Group 1 selected equivalents for a test item on a multiple-choice test by using only the monolingual English dictionary.
  • Earlier monolingual dictionaries were mainly concerned with ‘hard’ words: the bookish, Latinate, and technical vocabulary of Renaissance English.
  • The freedom and creativity inherent in Scriptural interpretation and translation allowed Jews to avoid the prison of monolingualism. David Shasha: Monolingualism, Scriptural Translation and the Problem of Western Civilization
  • Students in the monolingual program receive handwriting books while my students get copies of the page to be done.
  • Current practices for assessment of language in bilinguals frequently involve the use of tests that are designed for and normed on monolinguals.
  • Monolingual, untraveled, and rather lost, Julia is taken in by Malcolm and becomes the catalyst for a not wholly unpredictable revelation.
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