Managing multilingualism in a European nation-state : challenges for Sweden

edited by Sally Boyd and Leena Huss

This text analyzes recent shifts in Swedish language policy. Special focus is given to the complex relationships of the Swedish language to both English and to indigenous and immigrant minority languages in Sweden. Key issues addressed include the current debate concerning Sweden's official majority and minority languages; the position of immigrant and indigenous languages in the Swedish school system, the influence of the spread of English on the use of Swedish, particularly in writing; and the role of Swedish within the European Union. The contributions synthesize research on the status of languages currently used in Sweden as well as policy initiatives, and taken together the papers accurately present the many sides of the complex debate taking place there. While this book focuses on one country's struggle for multilingualism, the issues presented here are highly relevant and accessible to all readers interested in linguistic rights and language policy.

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[目次]

  • Swedish, English and the European Union, B. Melander (Uppsala University)
  • the protection and rejection of minority & majority languages in the Swedish school system, Jarmo Lainio (Stockholm University)
  • Swedish tomorrow - a product of the linguistic dominance of English?, Britt-Louise Gunnarsson (Stockholm University)
  • the world came to Sweden - but did language rights? Tove Skutnabb- Kangas and Robert Phillipson (Roskilde University).

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書名 Managing multilingualism in a European nation-state : challenges for Sweden
著作者等 Boyd, Sally
Huss, Leena Marjatta
Huss Leena
シリーズ名 Current issues in language and society
出版元 Multilingual Matters
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 86 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 1853595586
NCID BA55920737
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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