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Title: Sprachenpolitik in Österreich
Subtitle: Bestandsaufnahme 2011
Edited By: Rudolf de Cillia
Eva Vetter
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263686
Series Title: Sprache im Kontext

Das Buch hält eine Rückschau auf die letzten zehn Jahre Sprachenpolitik in Österreich. ExpertInnen nehmen zu den zentralen Aktionsfeldern österreichischer Sprachenpolitik Stellung. Sie schließen dabei an die Bestandsaufnahme 2001 an (Busch/de Cillia 2003) und skizzieren die Entwicklungen im Zeitraum von 2001 bis 2011. In der Mehrzahl der sprachenpolitischen Felder sind die Befunde ernüchternd, in einigen Bereichen (z.B. Österreichische Gebärdensprache, Basisbildung, Fremdsprachenunterricht) zeigen sich positive Veränderungen. Das Buch schließt mit der «Klagenfurter Erklärung 2011». Diese im Anschluss an die Klagenfurter Erklärung 2001 neu formulierte Erklärung zur sprachenpolitischen Situation in Österreich enthält die zentralen Forderungen, die sich aus aktueller Sicht ergeben.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631636862
Pages: 347
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Europe EURO 32.70