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ERIC Number: EJ855599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
Language Policy at Major Sporting Events
Djite, Paulin G.
Current Issues in Language Planning, v10 n2 p221-233 May 2009
International sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, are linguistically complex events that require large-scale language planning and policy. This chapter focuses on the Olympic Games and looks at the practicalities of the attitudes and responses to multilingualism and the language policies employed in this particular international event to achieve the goals of international co-operation and friendship. It examines how language issues are planned as part of the planning of the Olympic Games and the range of activities involved in facilitating international collaboration in the preparation for and conduct of the Games. (Contains 2 tables and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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