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In this section we provide you with key documents in the field of Multilingualism dealing with Language Policies and Language Research.

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Giving regional and minority languages a say!

Giving regional and minority languages a say!

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages is a unique treaty between states that have signed up to a language-friendly future. Language decline can be stopped and even reversed, as examples from many countries have shown, where the younger generation are learning to use the languages traditionally spoken in their families and regions. In this way, entire cultures have been saved and are prospering once again.

Language Rich Europe - Review and Recommendations

Language Rich Europe - Review and Recommendations

 

This paper is based on the conclusions of the national and regional profiles set out in Language Rich Europe: Trends in Policies and Practices for Multilingualism in Europe, together with reports of the national and regional launches and workshops carried out in order to consider the core document and make proposals for national action. It also takes into account the discussions at the Language Rich Europe (LRE) London Conference that took place at the British Academy in December 2012.

 

English Language as Hydra. Its Impacts on Non-English Language Cultures

English Language as Hydra. Its Impacts on Non-English Language Cultures

Author: Vaughan Rapatahana, Pauline Bunce

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-1847697509

Forum du bilinguisme / für die Zweisprachigkeit - Rapport d'activités 2012 / Jahresbericht 2012

Forum du bilinguisme / für die Zweisprachigkeit - Rapport d'activités 2012 / Jahresbericht 2012

La Fondation Forum du bilinguisme, créée à Bienne en 1996, a pour objectif la promotion du bilinguisme à travers la recherche scientifique et par la prise de mesures qui facilitent, au besoin, la cohabitation de plusieurs cultures linguistiques. Le Forum est soutenu par la ville de Bienne, le canton de Berne et l’Office fédéral de la culture.

Die im Jahr 1996 in Biel/Bienne ins Leben geru- fene Stiftung Forum für die Zweisprachigkeit bezweckt die Förderung der Zweisprachigkeit. Sie unterstützt und begleitet die wissenschaft- liche Forschung und schlägt, falls nötig und er- wünscht, Massnahmen für das bessere Zusam- menleben von mehreren Sprachgemeinschaften vor.

 

 

Why Bilingual Education Policy Is Needed: A Philosophical Response to the Critics

Why Bilingual Education Policy Is Needed: A Philosophical Response to the Critics

What role does bilingual education policy have in the educational opportunity structure for heritage language (HL) students? In what ways might bilingual education enhance students' self-determination? In this article, I shall argue that the various criticisms against bilingual education policy are myopic and focused on nostalgic notions of Americanization and assimilation, which often cost heritage language students a secure sense of cultural identity, an expansive social context of choice, and consequently, their self-determination. When students have a secure sense of authenticity in their cultural identity, and a favorable social context within which to make important life choices, they then have the best chance of become self-determining. Thus, I examine how bilingual education policy should be justified based on the principle of self-determination.

Language Rich Europe - Conclusions and Future Perspectives

Language Rich Europe - Conclusions and Future Perspectives

This closing report was commissioned by the British Council to provide an overview of the European and local recommendations that came out of LRE and in the likelihood that new opportunities can be found for the further development of what has already been achieved. Authored by Lid King, Director, the Languages Company and the project’s Exploitation Partner, the report provides a fresh look at the multitude of outputs generated by LRE. In a concise way, we are guided to a clear understandingof the project’s recommendations for Europe and the responses of European agencies. It also shows the interrelation between local recommendations, both national and regional, the result of fruitful, close collaboration of over 30 project partners over three years.

International Journal of Language and Culture

International Journal of Language and Culture

The aim of the International Journal of Language and Culture(IJoLC) is to disseminate cutting-edge research that explores the interrelationship between language and culture. The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and seeks to provide a forum for researchers interested in the interaction between language and culture across several disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, applied linguistics, psychology and cognitive science. The journal publishes high-quality, original and state-of-the-art articles that may be theoretical or empirical in orientation and that advance our understanding of the intricate relationship between language and culture. IJoLC is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year.

Topics of interest to IJoLC include, but are not limited to the following:

a. Culture and the structure of language,

b. Language, culture, and conceptualisation,

c. Language, culture, and politeness,

d. Language, culture, and emotion,

e. Culture and language development,

f. Language, culture, and communication.

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ALTE EUNIC in Brussels Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
Federal Union of European Nationalities European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Federation of European Publishers
European Federation for Intercultural Learning Literature Across frontiers Culturelink
EUROCLIO Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste EEE-YFU
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations Eurolang Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU
European Publishers Council European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
European Theatre Convention CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) Club de Madrid
European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) European Federation of National Institutions for Language RECIT
European Association for Terminology European Council of Artists (ECA) European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)

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