The Other Languages of Europe: Demographic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives

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Guus Extra, Durk Gorter
Multilingual Matters, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 454 pages
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This text offers demographic, sociolinguistic and educational perspectives on the status of both regional and immigrant languages in Europe and in a wider international context. From a cross-national point of view, empirical evidence on the status of thesse other languages of multicultural Europe is brought together in a combined frame of reference.
 

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Page 17 - (1966) endures as the most significant international law provision on the protection of minorities. Article 27 of the covenant states: In those states in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with
Page 17 - not be denied the right, in community with others of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, or to use their own language. Article 27 of this Covenant does not contain a definition of minorities, nor does it make any provision for a body to designate them. Nevertheless, it refers to three prominent minority properties in terms of ethnicity, religion
Page 23 - religious identity, in particular in the fields of education, culture and the media. 2 The Parties undertake to take appropriate measures to protect persons who may be subject to threats or acts of discrimination, hostility or violence as a result of their ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious identity. Ratification of this framework was more successful than in the case of the European Charter mentioned

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Guus Extra is director of Babylon, Center for Studies of Multilingualism in the Multicultural Society at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and professor of language and minorities at the same university. Durk Gorter is head of the Department of Social Sciences at the Fryske Akademy in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) and professor of Frisian sociolinguistics at the University of Amsterdam.

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