Language and Governance (Politics & Society in Wales)
By: Colin H. Williams (author)Paperback
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This fascinating book examines the relationship between language and governance in Europe and Canada, dealing with theoretical debates, constitutional changes, political trends and language initiatives. The contributors are international specialists, key decision makers and heads of civil servant departments charged with the implementation of language policy in Canada and also various countries such as Wales and Ireland. The volume combines a fascinating amalgam of academic scrutiny and first hand knowledge of the intricacies of promoting official and lesser used languages in Canada and parts of the EU. The volume is divided into four parts: Languages in Social and Political Context; Comparing Legislative and Institutional Frameworks; Assessing Policies and Programmes; and Devolution, Federalism and the Empowerment of Linguistic Communities.
Professor Colin H. Williams is Research Professor in the Department of Welsh, University of Cardiff. The contributors are divided between academics from Welsh, Irish and Canadian Universities and members of governmental bodies in Canada.
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