Publisher description for The politics of language : essays on languages, state, and society / edited by Tony Judt and Denis Lacorne.


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This book examines the role that language has played in forming modern European nations. With language an omnipresent issue within the European Union, the importance languages have played within the histories and present situations of member nations is a crucial topic. Drawing on an international cast of contributors, the book explores the issues of monolingualism vs. plurilingualism within individual nations, the revival of languages in nations such as former soviet republics, and concludes with a look at language in the electronic age.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Language and languages Political aspects Congresses, Multilingualism Political aspects Congresses