A Language Policy for the European Community Prospects and Quandaries (Contributions to the Sociology of Language) by Florian Coulmas

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  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Linguistics (Specific Aspects),
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language,
  • Europe,
  • European federation,
  • Language policy,
  • Linguistic minorities

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Number of Pages311
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ISBN 103110128691
ISBN 109783110128697

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Although this book was written nearly 30 years ago, in that aged and distant year ofA Language Policy for the European Community Prospects and Quandaries shows that concerning the formal linguistic policy and structure of the European Union, little has changed except for the re-naming of the institution from the previous European Community.

This book. European Journal of Language Policy / Revue européenne de politique linguistique is a peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press in association with the Conseil Européen pour les langues / European Language Council.

The journal aims to address major developments in language policy from a European perspective, regarding multilingualism and the diversity of. Language policy is an interdisciplinary academic field. Some scholars such as Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia Garcia consider it as part of the other hand, other scholars such as Bernard Spolsky, Robert B.

Kaplan and Joseph Lo Bianco argue that language policy is a branch of applied linguistics. As a field, language policy used to be known as language planning and.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Language policy for the European Community. Berlin ; New York: Mouton de Gruyter, (OCoLC) The journal aims to address major developments in language policy from a European perspective, regarding multilingualism and the diversity of languages as valuable assets in the culture, politics and economics of twenty-first century societies.

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Although the European Union consists of 28 member states, covering a linguistic terrain of hundreds of different languages and dialects, it has a surprisingly simple language policy.

This policy, based on regulation number one ofsimply states that the official languages of the European Union will be the official languages of the member. European Union: Language Policy Evaluation for the European Parliament, Language Policy,p 11 Irish is the first working language of the Union that is not the most widely spoken language in any member state - census returns () in the Republic of Ireland number speakers of Irish at 1,Author: Goran Bandov.

The objectives of the Language policy Programme form part of the broader role and goals of the Council of Europe (in the context of the European Cultural Convention), concerning in particular the rights of individuals, social inclusion and cohesion, intercultural understanding and equal access to quality education.

This article analyses some of the potential language policy scenarios in a democratic, integrated European Union. It examines how a functional multilingual, democratic, ecological language policy in the European Parliament may ensure equal participation in, and benefit from, democratic processes for both majority and minority language communities.

The presence of European languages worldwide reflects language policy as a key dimension of colonial empires—Anglo‐American, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Author: Robert Phillipson. This volume covers the language situation in Hungary, Finland, and Sweden explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of minority and migrant languages.

The authors have been participants in the language planning context Reviews: 1. Language policy in the European Union 25 If languages are perceived as part of a linguistic market (HaugenBourdieuCalvetCooperde Swaan ,), it follows that in a democratic forum, where the aim is participation of all linguistic groups, regulations are needed.

An explicit written language policy and an associatedFile Size: KB. Cambridge Core - Sociolinguistics - The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy - edited by Bernard Spolsky.

The series is intended for scholars in the field of language policy and others interested in the topic, including sociolinguists, educational and applied linguists, language planners, language educators, sociologists, political scientists, and comparative educationalists.

Book proposals for this series may be submitted to the Publishing Editor. language learners and to develop language learning skills that they can deploy to meet individual needs that arise outside as well as inside formal educational contexts.

transparency and coherence in language learning programmes; Transparency and coherence are key principles underlying the Common European Framework.

An important and timely book, containing a rich and wide-ranging set of ideas about the 'on the ground' reality of language policy in Europe.

The book is very engaging, and will appeal to a wide range of readers.' Joseph Lo Bianco, Director, Language Australia: The National Languages and Literacy Institute of by: Language Policy in the European Union Adrienn Károly 1 Introduction The harmonious co-existence of many languages in Europe is a powerful symbol of the European Union s aspiration to be united in diversity, one of the cornerstones of the European project.

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European Commission to debate current needs and issues in the field of pre-primary language awareness and acquisition. Rather than presenting new policy proposals by the European Commission, it contains a set of guidelines and recommendations, derived from the exchanges of experiences in the above group of national Size: KB.

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Eustatius, commissioned by the educational authorities in both St. Eustatius and the European Netherlands. Language in education plays a significant role in individual development whilst, at the same time, also providing a vehicle for economic and social development (cf.

Grin, The Economics of Language Education, Volume 1). As the medium through which teaching and learning takes place, language plays an important role also in the transmission of. The language policy in the European Union is both ineffective and hypocritical, and its ideas of linguistic equality and multilingualism are costly and cumbersome : Guardian Staff.

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current language policy, outlining the language regime applicable to the Community Institutions and bodies and discusses exceptions and limitations to multilingualism associated with the particular situation of Member States with more than one official language or stemming from some recent case-law on the Institutions’ language regime.

In view of both the practice of the European language policy and of the recent additions to the European Union, suggestions to reform the European language policy were made. One such suggestion was a restriction to the five languages spoken most often in the European Union, namely German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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The policy of the EU is to accommodate for those wishes, and thus, the English versions of documents will mostly be read by the people in the UK and Ireland. Hence, it is likely that the form of English used in those publications will indeed (largely) follow the rules of British English.

The History of U.S. Language Policy and Case for Official English [W]hen men cannot communicate their thoughts to each other, simply because of difference of language, all the similarity of their common human nature is of no avail to unite them in fellowship.

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