A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Do political boundaries impact on concepts of language? How significant is
language for citizenship in contemporary Europe? Can disputed languages
acquire full status? Should non-European languages receive recognition from
the EU? These are among the many questions explored in this new study of
official, regional and disputed languages in an ever-changing European
context. Broad policy issues and the performance of the range of
instruments of policy at local, national and European levels are
illustrated with reference to case studies across Europe.