Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language Planning, Policy & Law

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language Planning, Policy & Law in Multilingual Small Island States: Opportunities & Challenges

In 2016 researchers of the University of Aruba and the University of Groningen have designed a multidisciplinary research program on multilingualism in small island states in which sociolinguistic perspectives on language policy, planning and practice are combined with the study of the legal aspects and demands regarding language planning and policy found in (inter)national law and regulations.

This research aims to describe, analyze and evaluate the implications of language legislation and policy in multilingual Caribbean societies for the functioning of governance, judiciary and education.

By Herman Bröring, Nicholas Faraclas, Eric Mijts, Thomas Ricento and Viola van Bogaert

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