Urban Diversities and Language Policies in Medium-Sized Linguistic Communities

Urban Diversities and Language Policies in Medium-Sized Linguistic Communities

by Emili Boix-Fuster

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 04/08/2015

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This book examines medium-sized linguistic communities in urban contexts against the backdrop of the language policies which have been implemented in these respective areas. The authors provide new data and reflections on these linguistic communities which have languages somewhere in between the majority and minority, and re-evaluate the opposition between ‘majority’ and ‘minority’. The book focuses on seven European cities, providing detailed information on their current situation and on the corresponding evolution of their linguistic repertoire. The book aims to improve our understanding of how and why languages live and decay, and of how intercultural cities, where communities show interest in each other’s culture and language, can be better developed and encouraged.

ISBN:
9781783093922
9781783093922
Category:
Urban communities
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
04-08-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Channel View Publications

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