Book notice: Maintaining Minority Languages in Transnational Contexts

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Thu May 31 16:00:47 UTC 2007

Maintaining Minority Languages in Transnational Contexts
Subtitle: Australian and European Perspectives
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
2007 Palgrave Macmillan

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Editor: Anne Pauwels
Editor: Joanne Winter
Editor: Joseph Lo Bianco


Maintaining Minority Languages in Transnational Contexts offers insights
into the complexities of language planning and policy, and highlights
Australian and European - and EU - approaches to the management of
multilingualism. These approaches include dealing with indigenous and
migrant ethnolinguistic minorities, critical examination of educational
policies for the provision of community languages in mainstream schooling,
educational initiatives for the linguistic integration of minority language
speakers and community efforts to maintain and/or revitalise minority
languages. The chapters offer insights into country-specific policies in
Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland,
Spain and Sweden, and engage in comparative discussions, either between
countries within Europe or between Australia and Europe.

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