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Title: Language Planning and Policy in Europe Volume 2
Subtitle: The Czech Republic, The European Union and Northern Ireland
Edited By: Richard B. Baldauf Jr.
Robert B. Kaplan
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853598135
Series Title: Language Planning and Policy
Description:

This volume covers the language situation in the Czech Republic, European
Union and Northern Ireland explaining the linguistic diversity, the
historical and political contexts and the current language situation -
including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role
of religion, and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are
indigenous and/or have been participants in the language planning context.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853598135
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 314
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