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Title: Maintaining Minority Languages in Transnational Contexts
Subtitle: Australian and European Perspectives
Edited By: Anne Pauwels
Joanne Winter
Joseph Lo Bianco
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=0230019196
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0230019196
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
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