Maintaining Minority Languages In Transnational Contexts: Australian and European Perspectives

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

EditorAnne Pauwels

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This volume deals with challenges to the maintenance of minority (or community) languages in this era of globalization and increasing transnational movements of people. The contributors, experts in language policy, language maintenance and multilingualism offer complementary perspectives drawn from Australia and Europe on the maintenance of linguistic diversity.

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This volume deals with challenges to the maintenance of minority (or community) languages in this era of globalization and increasing transnational movements of people. The contributors, experts in language policy, language maintenance and multilingualism offer complementary perspectives drawn from Australia and Europe on the maintenan...

ANNE PAUWELS is Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Australia. She is Chair of the Steering Committee for an Australian national research project Innovative Approaches to Provision of Languages Other Than English in Australian Higher Education...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230019196

ISBN - 13:9780230019195

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List of Tables * Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Managing and Maintaining Minority Languages in the Era of Globalization: Challenges for Europe and Australia--A.Pauwels * PART I: DEMOGRAPHY AND MEANING * Community Languages and the 2001 Australian Census--S.Kipp * Comparative Perspectives on Immigrant Minority Languages in Multicultural Europe--G.Extra * PART II: POLICY AND PLANNING * Maintaining Multilingualism in Europe: Propositions for a European Language Policy--P.H.Nelde * Contrasting and Comparing Minority Language Policy: 'Europe' and Australia--J.Lo Bianco * PART III: POLICY AND PRACTICE IN SPECIFIC SETTINGS * Maintaining a Language Other than English Through Higher Education in Australia--A.Pauwels * Inconsistencies and Discrepancies in Official Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: The Case of Norway--T.Bull * Communication and Community: Perspectives on Language Policy in Sweden and Australia Since the mid 1970s--S.Boyd * Language Maintenance and the Second Generation: Policies and Practices--J.Winter & A.Pauwels * Index