2008 | 359 Pages | ISBN: 1847690289 | PDF | 3.5 MB
This volume covers the language situation in The Baltic States, Irel4nd 4nd Italy explaining the linguistic diversity, the hist08rical 4nd political contexts 4nd the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, 4nd the roles of non-indigenous languages. The auth08rs are indigenous 4nd/08r have been participants in the language planning context, 4nd these monographs on the Baltic States, Irel4nd, 4nd Italy draw together the published literature in each of these polities. The purpose of the volumes in this series is to present up-to-date inf08rmation on polities that are not well-known to researchers in the field. A longer range purpose is to collect comparable inf08rmation on as many polities as possible in 08rder to facilitate the development of a richer the08ry to guide language policy 4nd planning in other polities that undertake the development of a national policy on languages. This volume is part of an areal series which is committed to providing descriptions of language planning 4nd policy in countries around the w08rld.