[lg policy] Language issues in developed countries decide by consensus, not imposing them – the analyst

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 11:53:52 EST 2018

 Language issues in developed countries decide by consensus, not imposing
them – the analyst
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[image: Языковые вопросы в развитых странах мира решают консенсусно, не
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If power is the goal not the language of war in the country, the language
and the world, models of compromise in the world is enough.

The correspondent of ГолосUA said political analyst Alexei Yakubina.

If the purpose of the state is not a language war, and language world,
language issues in developed countries are solved by means of compromise,
the political scientist said.

“No European country is not, which would be built on the language of unity.
Language issues need to be resolved by consensus, not imposing them. The
examples are many, including in the Euro-Atlantic world”, – said A.

The analyst added that in the European Union language policy is built not
only on the country level, but also at the level of the European Union. All
the languages of EU countries are considered as official languages in the
European community. All the languages of the countries – EU members
immediately considered as official languages of the European Union.

“For example, Cyprus was a similar situation with Ukraine. There is the
territory of Northern Cyprus, which is still Turkish. Greek part of Cyprus,
which is part of the European Union, adopted at the legislative level, they
have two official languages – Greek and Turkish. Because of this, Turkish
language is one of languages of the European Union, although Turkey is not
an EU member, and Cyprus. It turns out that, thanks to this compromise with
the Turkish Northern part of Cyprus, the Turkish language is one of the
official languages of the European Union. It is officially used by the
European Union at international meetings, etc.” – said A. Yakubina

The analyst stressed that outside of the European Union, the bilingualism
is used in the state of Israel. There is now a new law on the functioning
of the country’s two official languages – Hebrew and Arabic. By the way,
Arabic is also considered an official language in the European Union.
Moreover, in the Israeli Parliament are Arab parties that use and declare
this language. And despite the fact that Israel is positioning itself as an
ultra-state for Jews only, they have this accent. It is a state created
after the genocide in Europe, they even often emphasize the Jewish
character of the state. However, this, nevertheless, does not interfere at
the level of language policy to use the Arabic language, and he is not
oppressed even within the walls of the Israeli Parliament – the Knesset.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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