publication . Other literature type . 2004

Suggesting a New European Language Policy

H. Nelde, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Collegium antropologicum, volume 28 - Supplement 1, issue 1 (issn: 0350-6134, eissn: 1848-9486, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Anthropological Society
Abstract
Conflict is the most intriguing aspect of contact linguistics. Throughout history ever since the Tower of Bable was left unfinished, contacts between speakers of different languages have unavoidably resulted in conflicts between speakers of those languages. Without any doubt, the European Union (EU) – above all after the decision to enlarge the community – has accepted the multidisciplinary symbolic function of language and culture as a basis for European political unification. Accordingly, European Union policy makers have had to analyze conflicts caused by monolingualism and multilingualism, all aspects of contact linguistics. Can these conflicts be solved, mi...
Subjects
free text keywords: language policy; New Multilingualism; conflict

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