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Language Policy Evaluation and the European Charter on Regional or Minority Languages

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ISBN13: 9781403900326
ISBN: 1403900329
Published: July 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £97.00



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This work proposes an innovative treatment of minority language policies, by looking at them as policy options that can be methodically evaluated. The author applies the analytical concepts and technical tools of policy analysis to guide the reader through a step-by-step application of notions such as effectiveness and cost effectiveness, with particular reference to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The thrust of this book is deeply interdisciplinary, and links the evaluation exercise to sociolinguistic, political and legal considerations.

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Contents:
Preface and Acknowledgements - PART I: Core Issues and Concepts - Introduction and Overview - Language Policy - PART II: The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages - The Charter: An Overview - Implementing the Charter: Organisational Issues - PART III: Application - From Legal Texts to 'Good Policy' - Effectiveness - Costs and Cost-Effectiveness - Democracy - A Walk-Through Example: Language Education Policy - Conclusions - Assessment and Perspectives - Bibliography - Appendices: The Text of the Charter; Explanatory Report on the Charter; The Flensburg Recommendations; Selected Internet Resources