[lg policy] bibitem: English-only Europe?: challenging language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 12 21:00:09 UTC 2011

English-only Europe?: challenging language policy
Robert Phillipson

Routledge, 2003 - 240 pages

English-Only Europe? explores the role of languages in the process of
European integration. Languages are central to the development of an
integrated Europe. The way in which the European Union deals with
multilingualism has serious implications for both individual member
countries and international relations. In this book, Robert Phillipson
considers whether the contemporary expansion of English represents a
serious threat to other European languages. After exploring the
implications of current policies, Phillipson argues the case for more
active language policies to safeguard a multilingual Europe. Drawing
on examples of countries with explicit language policies such as
Canada and South Africa, the book sets out Phillipson's vision of an
inclusive language policy for Europe, and describes how it can be


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