Movement to officialize English not dead
Francis M Hult
fmhult at dolphin.upenn.edu
Wed Apr 20 01:34:52 UTC 2005
There are lists of official languages on Wikipedia by language:
and by country:
It's not clear what data these lists are based upon, though. Since
Wikipedia is a 'free-content,' open-edit resource, it's possible that
contributions have been provided by people with direct knowledge of the
legislation in each context.
There is also a developing section on language policy
as well as a number of other language-related issues that members of this
list could probably add to.
"Harold F. Schiffman" wrote:
Lynn and others:
I'm interested in the kinds of statistics in general that are used in
these kinds of claims. Another message I sent around today (cloned from
USEnglish, I think) claimed that 92% of the world's countries have
official languages. Is there anywhere that one can verify such claims?
Who keeps stats on these things?
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