This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Die Sprachpolitik des Europarats [The Language Policy of the Council of Europe]
The “European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” of the Council of Europe now applies in 25 states. The articles in this volume examine the basic concept and the language planning measures of the treaty from the linguistic and legal perspectives. A large number of concrete case studies are used to investigate whether the Charter is adequate to current European situations of multilingualism and whether it provides convincing solutions to situations of linguistic conflict.