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Language and Policy Planning in the Mediterranean World

Language and Policy Planning in the Mediterranean World

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443842341
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date: Jan 01, 2013
  • Edition: 1st Unabridged
  • Pages: 265 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches


Language Policy and Planning in the Mediterranean World is a collection of the best papers presented at the MedLPLP conference held at the University of Cyprus in 2009 enriched with invited contributions on the same topic. The book presents a panorama of situations with countries like France, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania and Serbia. It explores various aspects of the weight and ecology of the Mediterranean languages, discusses LPP in the light of international law and the protection of Human rights, bilingual education and foreign language acquisition policies. It also addresses the issue of feminization in a broad range of Mediterranean languages comparing French, Italian, Spanish and for the first time Standard and Cypriot Greek. Finally, it discusses language revival and renovation policies, language planning in the public space as well as cases of micro-language management. The volume is an excellent source of information for scholars and students of LPP interested in the synchrony and diachrony of Mediterranean languages, in aspects of LPP activity in various Mediterranean countries and in specific LPP processes involving several languages within the area.

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