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Политика культурного плюрализма и язык
Language of cultural pluralism and multicultural policy

Author(s): Basia Nikiforova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Communication studies, Sociology, Culture and social structure , Politics and Identity
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: cultural pluralism; language policy; national identity; language identity; language maintenance; multicutural policy

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this study is to challenge the problem of the formation of national identity through a prism of language and language policy. Cultural basic models have been established for the language policy: common public language model, which views language policy as a primarily tool for nation building and views that common language to be shared by all citizens; and language maintenance model (public institutes recognize the right of separate groups to be able to use their own minority languages as a tool for the state dialogue). In the present paper, the policy dilemmas facing the European Union and the more important documents of the EU on problems of the rights of national minorities and its language policy are analyzed. The study includes a concise dictionary of multicultural policy.

  • Issue Year: 2/2009
  • Issue No: 126
  • Page Range: 129-138
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian