Language, Nation and State (inbunden)
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2004 ed.
Palgrave Macmillan
Lacorne, Denis
IX, 249 p.
205 x 160 x 21 mm
427 g
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Language, Nation and State (inbunden)

Language, Nation and State

Identity Politics in a Multilingual Age

Inbunden Engelska, 2004-12-01
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This edited collection examines the role that language has played in forming modern European nations. With language an omnipresent issue within the European Union, the importance languages have played within the histories and present situations of member nations is a crucial topic. Drawing on an international cast of contributors, the book explores the issues of monolingualism vs. plurilingualism within individual nations, the revival of languages in nations such as former soviet republics, and concludes with a look at language in the electronic age.
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TONY JUDT is Professor of European Studies at New York University and Director of the Remarque Institute. His books include A Grand Illusion and Past Imperfect. DENIS LACORNE is Director of Research at FNSP/CERI and teaches at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has authored or edited six books, all published in France.


Introduction; T.Judt & D.Lacorne PART 1: THE LIMITS OF NATIONAL MONOLINGUALISM French Jacobinism and the Challenge of Linguistic, Ethnic, and Regional Variety; A.Fenet Occitan: The History of Decline; P.Martel Language Wars in the USA: The Case of California; D.Lopez PART 2: THE FRAGILITY OF PLURILINGUAL NATIONS Nationalism versus Bilingualism: The Belgian Case; A.von Busekist Struggling Against Territory: Language Policy in Canada; K.McRoberts Multiculturalism and Plurilingualism: The Swiss Experience; U.Windisch PART 3: NATION-MAKING AND LINGUISTIC REVIVALS The Invention of Hebrew as a Daily Language; A.Dieckhoff Acculturation and Linguistic Reconstruction in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Belorusse; D.Beauvois Unity and Plurality in the Serbo-Croatian Linguistic Domain; P.Garde Conclusion: The Internet: A New Babel? Languages and Language Communities in the Age of Electronic Discourses; G.Nunberg