Stock Image

Language Rights Revisited - The Challenge of Global Migration and Communication

Dagmar Richter

ISBN 10: 3830531001 / ISBN 13: 9783830531005
Published by BWV Berliner-Wissenschaft Okt 2012, 2012
New Condition Neu Taschenbuch
From Agrios-Buch (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) Quantity Available: 1

Available From More sellers

View all  copies of this book

Neuware - Linguistic autonomy, assured internationally to ethnic minorities, has succeeded, above all, in Europe, yet is nowhere near passing its acid test in other parts of the world. Examples show that it is not only a question of linguistic autonomy, but of ethnic and religious conflicts, which are simmering in the foreground. Hence, there are reasons for doubting whether international agreements designed to guarantee linguistic autonomy can solve these conflicts. The protection of indigenous languages is justified largely by the principle of diversity and is derived from ecological principles. However, only people who wish to take advantage of their rights will succeed in safeguarding these rights. A language that nobody speaks or wants to speak will die. Biologists have convinced us that biodiversity preserves the balance of life on earth, cultural theoreticians however have yet to deliver evidence to this effect. Global migration has now created further problems for language regimes in many different countries. These global migration processes are creating linguistically heterogeneous populations in many countries for which the law has not created appropriate language regimes. Global communication obeys rules that differ greatly from the methods used in teaching foreign languages at school. The English used in global communication is not the ¿academic English¿ that is taught at school, but something very different: a language that has evolved within the context of global communication. This development allows people to create languages flexibly and inventively. It cannot, however, be grasped with the existing conception of language rights. Language rights have appeared so far in two different forms, namely: as the legal basis of self-government, and as the legal basis of individual human rights. Considering the challenges by global migration and communication, far too much is expected of the first of the two aspects and that it is, therefore, unsuitable for solving the problems. Universally valid individual human rights definitely contain the potential for supporting what is an essential revision of language rights. 382 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783830531005

Bibliographic Details

Title: Language Rights Revisited - The Challenge of...

Publisher: BWV Berliner-Wissenschaft Okt 2012

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition: Neu

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted by Seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check PayPal Invoice Bank/Wire Transfer

Seller Agrios-Buch
Address: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

AbeBooks Seller Since 11 January 2012
Seller Rating 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (

der Firma Agrios Buch- und Medienversand UG e.K. ,Geschäftsführer Ludwig Meier, De-Gasperi-Str. 8, 51469 Bergisch Gladbach nachstehend als Verkäufer bezeichnet.

§ 1 Allgemeines, Begriffsbestimmungen

(1) Der Verkäufer bietet unter dem Nutzernamen Agrios Buch unter der Plattform insbesondere Bücher an. Die folgenden Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) gelten für die Geschäftsbeziehung zwischen dem Verkäufer und dem Kunden in ihrer zum Ze...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Der Versand ins Ausland findet IMMER mit DHL statt. Auch nach Österreich verschicken wir nur mit DHL! Daher Standardversand == Luftpost!

Detailed Seller Information

Buy New
Price: £ 43.61 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 8.54 From Germany to United Kingdom Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket