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Title: Language, Ethnicity and the State: Volume 1: Minority Languages In The European Union
Edited By: Camille C. O'Reilly
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Description:

ABOUT THE BOOK

Developments in the European Union over the last decade have been largely positive from the perspective of stateless and minority ethnic groups and the survival and prosperity of minority languages. This comprehensive selection of sociologically and ethnographically oriented work enables the reader to compare developments in different ethno-linguistic revival movements within the European Union. The contributions also explore the impact of EU policy and discourse on the individual movements and the orientation of Western Europe as a whole towards linguistic heterogeneity and cultural diversity.

KEY POINTS

1. The most comprehensive edited collection available on the linguistic-ethnographic issue

2. Topic of minority languages and ethnic identity of great current relevance and importance, and is a growing research area

3. Probability of expansion of the EU makes this volume all the more relevant and timely

CONTENTS

Introduction
Minority Languages, Ethnicity and the State in the European Union by
C.O'Reilly
Many Tongues But One Voice: A Personal Overview of the Role of the European
Bureau of Lesser Used Languages in Promoting Europe's Regional and Minority
Languages by D.ç'.Riagáin
State Language Ideology and the Shifting Nature of Minority Language
Planning on Corsica by A.Jaffe
Catalan is Everyone's Thing: Normalizing a Nation by S.DiGiacomo
Irish Language, Irish Identity: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the European Union by C.O'Reilly
Ethnic Identity and Minority Language Survival in Brittany by L.Timm
When Language Does Not Matter: Regional Identity Formation in Northern Italy by J.Stacul 'Old' and 'New' Lesser Used Languages of Europe: Common Cause? by T.Cheesman
Bibliography
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CAMILLE O'REILLY is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Richmond, the
American International University in London. She is the author of 'The Irish Language in Northern Ireland: The Politics and Culture of
Identity' and of many articles on nationalism, the Irish language and
Northern Ireland

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 033392925X
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Pages: 200
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