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Survival and Development of Language Communities free pdf Too small to be big, but also too big to be really small, medium-sized language communities (MSLCs) face their own challenges in a rapidly globalising world where multilingualism and mobility seem to be eroding the old securities that the monolingual nation states provided. The questions to be answered are numerous: What are the main areas in which the position of these languages is actually threatened? How do these societies manage their diversity (both old and new)? Has state machinery really become as irrelevant in terms of language policy as their portrayals often suggest? This book explores the responses to these and other challenges by seven relatively successful MSLCs, so that their lessons can be applied more generally to other languages striving for long term survival.

About F. Xavier Vila

F. Xavier Vila is an associate lecturer at the Universitat de Barcelona. He was the first director of the CRUSCAT Research Network on sociolinguistics of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the Catalan National Academy of Sciences, and is the current Director of the University Centre for Sociolinguistics and Communication at the Universitat de Barcelona (CUSC-UB). He is also the director of the Master's programme in Language Consultancy, Multilingual Language Management and Editorial Services at the UB's Catalan Philology Department. He has published a wide range of books and specialist articles in the areas of sociolinguistics, demolinguistics and language policy of Catalan and other medium-sized and minority languages.

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Author : F. Xavier Vila
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Data Published : 09 November 2012
ISBN : 1847698352
EAN : 9781847698353
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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