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Author Adrey, Jean-Bernard.

Title Discourse and struggle in minority language policy formation : Corsican language policy in the EU context of governance / Jean-Bernard Adrey
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in minority languages and communities
Palgrave studies in minority languages and communities.
Contents Theoretical frameworks and methodological implications -- Regional and minority language plitics and policy-making in the EU -- The EU sociolinguistic regimes: community official and/or working languages, education and culture -- The EU's RML policy Network: Legal Governing and Governance Politics -- Language, Nation and State in French Linguistic Nationalism: History, developments, perspectives -- Unity and diversity in Corsica: patterns of identity and political separatism -- From one diglossic situation to another: ideological and sociolinguistic change in modernising Corsica (1769-1974) -- Language institutionalisation, language policy network and language use in contemporary Corsica (1974-2004) -- Language ideologies, language planning and language attitudes in contemporary Corsica
Summary Discourse and Struggle in Minority Language Policy Formation presents a new approach to the study of language policy, by focusing on language policy formation and implementation as a dynamic, conflict-laden process involving the interaction of various actors with different motivations and uneven bargaining powers, rather than as a product, examinable post hoc from existing language legislation. This approach places competing ideologies and both institutional and non-institutional bargaining centrally in language policy formation processes, thus creating a dynamic analytical framework that permits examination of various forms of discursive, legal and institutional struggle at each stage of the language policy process, from policy design down to actual patterns of language attitudes and behaviours (i.e. policy acceptance or rejection) at grassroots levels. The book develops this framework through a case study of Regional and Minority Language politics and policy-making in the EU, with specific reference to the impact of European integration and European language politics upon French minority language policy for Corsica
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-265) and index
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Subject Language policy -- France -- Corsica
Corsican language -- Political aspects
Language policy -- European Union countries
Sociolinguistics -- France -- Corsica.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics.
Language policy.
European Union countries.
France -- Corsica.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230583986