The Other Languages of Europe: Demographic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives
Guus Extra, Durk Gorter
Multilingual Matters, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 454 pages
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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African Akademi areas Australia Berber bilingual education birth-country census community language community language teaching context Council of Europe curriculum demographic dialects diversity domains Dutch ELCO English ethnic European Finland Finnish France French Frisian Frisian language Gaelic Gaelic-medium German Gypsy home language identity IMLI immigrant languages immigrant minority languages institutions language and culture language groups language maintenance language policy language shift language teaching langues learning linguistic minorities majority Meankieli medium of instruction migration minority languages monolingual Moroccan Arabic Morocco mother tongue multicultural multilingual national minority Netherlands Northern Basque Country number of pupils official language parents political population primary schools proficiency programmes regional RM languages Roma Romani Romani language Sami second language secondary education secondary schools situation Slovenian Slovenian language social sociolinguistic Spanish speak spoken Standard Arabic status Sweden Swedish Swedish-based Table taught teachers Tornedalian Turkey Turkish University
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