ERIC Number: EJ624952
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Contested Identities and the Quest for Legitimacy.
Craith, Mairead Nic
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v21 n5 p399-413 2000
Focuses on the quest of contested speech forms for legitimacy as languages rather than dialects, the distinction being explored solely in a political context. Suggests that although the European Union supports the role of nation states in the legitimization of languages, the regular use of French and English has enhanced the status of these two languages, thereby devaluing official working languages of other participating nation states. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: European Union
Note: Language, Nationalism, and Minority Rights.