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Minority Languages and Cultural Diversity in Europe: Gaelic and Sorbian Perspectives. Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights, Volume 3. Konstanze Glaser

Minority Languages and Cultural Diversity in Europe: Gaelic and Sorbian Perspectives. Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights, Volume 3.

Konstanze Glaser

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781280935008
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397 pages
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This book combines an impressive theoretical understanding of minority languages and associated language rights, alongside a fascinating examination of two particular European minority language communities. It is exactly the type of criticallyMoreThis book combines an impressive theoretical understanding of minority languages and associated language rights, alongside a fascinating examination of two particular European minority language communities. It is exactly the type of critically informed macro/micro analysis needed to take the field forward - I highly recommend it. Professor Stephen May, University of Waikato, New Zealand. This book explores contemporary ethnocultural minority agendas in Europe, and also covers key aspects of Europes least explored linguistic cultures e.g. Gaelic and Sorbian. This book engages critically with debates about linguistic continuity and cultural survival in relation to Europes authochthonous minorities. Focusing on Scotlands Gaels and Lusatias Sorbs/Wends, it analyses and evaluates competing assumptions, rationales and ideologies which have shaped previous and present language revitalisation initiatives and continue to pose dilemmas to language planners and politicians in the UK, Germany and beyond.