Student or Learner
I don't know what "This situation is the familiar one of bilingualism" means, especially "familiar" and how the previous part and the later part are related to each other by this sentence. What do you think?
ex)Arguments about the need for national or cultural identity are often seen as being oppsed to those about the need for mutual intelligibility. But this is misleading. It is perfectly possible to develop a situation in which intelligibility and identity happily co-exist. This situation is the familiar one of bilingualism - but a biligualism where one of the languages within a speaker is the global language, providing access to the world community, and the other is a well-resourced regional language, providing access to a local community...And it is because the functions are so different that a world of linguisitic diversity can in principle continue to exist in a world united by a common language.
From a preparation material for university entrance exam in Korea. I don't know where it's originally from.
Can you guess what the writer was originally trying to say by inferring from the whole context?