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ERIC Number: ED462839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 86
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ISBN: ISBN-1-85359-558-6
Managing Multilingualism in a European Nation-State: Challenges for Sweden. Current Issues in Language and Society.
Boyd, Sally, Ed.; Huss, Leena, Ed.
This collection of papers presents a range of views about the three-layered language situation in Sweden, a situation not unlike that in many other countries worldwide. The papers include the following: "Introduction" (Sally Boyd and Leena Huss); "Swedish, English, and the European Union" (Bjorn Melander), which summarizes studies that focus on the question of the English language's influence on Swedish, primarily as a result of Sweden's membership in the European Union; "The Protection and Rejection of Minority and Majority Languages in the Swedish School System" (Jarmo Lainio), which presents a minority language perspective about the situation in Swedish schools concerning the national language, minority languages (particularly Finnish), and English; "Swedish Tomorrow: A Product of the Linguistic Dominance of English?" (Britt-Louise Gunnarsson), which discusses the role of English in Sweden, primarily in the written medium; and "The World Came to Sweden--But Did Language Rights?" (Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson), which examines the role of global English, focusing on myths about the benefits of English as a neutral lingua franca and noting weaknesses of various international legal documents in regard to protecting linguistic human rights. (Each paper contains references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union; Sweden