Survival and Development of Language Communities

Survival and Development of Language Communities

Prospects and Challenges

eBook - 2012
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Too small to be big, but also too big to be really small, medium-sized language communities (MSLCs) face their own challenges in a rapidly globalising world where multilingualism and mobility seem to be eroding the old securities that the monolingual nation states provided. The questions to be answered are numerous: What are the main areas in which the position of these languages is actually threatened? How do these societies manage their diversity (both old and new)? Has state machinery really become as irrelevant in terms of language policy as their portrayals often suggest? This book explor.
Publisher: Clevedon : Channel View Publications, 2012
ISBN: 9781847698360
1847698360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (230 pages)

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