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Title: Words and Worlds
Subtitle: World Languages Review
Written By: Felix Marti
Paul Ortega
Andoni Barreña
Patxi Juaristi
M. Carme Junyent
Belen Uranga
Estibaliz Amorrortu
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

World Languages Review aims to examine the sociolinguistic situation of the
world: to describe the linguistic diversity that currently characterizes
humanity, to evaluate trends towards linguistic uniformity, and to
establish a set of guidelines or language planning measures that favour the
weaker or more endangered linguistic communities, so that anyone engaged in
language planning--government officials, institution leaders, researchers,
and community members--can implement these measures.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853598275
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
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