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ISBN13: 9789639116634
ISBN: 9639116637
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Central European University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £31.95

Linguistic human rights (LHR)is a growing area of study combining the principles of national and international law with the study of language as a central dimension of ethnicity. Implementation of these principles is aimed at ensuring that no state or society violates these basic rights.;This study aims to broaden the knowledge of the important role of language in minority rights and in social and political struggles for LHRs. Exploring the interactions of linguistic diversity, biodiversity, the free market and human rights, the contributors present case studies to highlight such issues as Kurdish satellite TV attempting to create a virtual state on the air through trying to achieve basic LHRs for Kurds in Turkey; the implementation of LHRs in the Baltic states; and the obstacles met in education by Roma and the deaf in Hungary because of lack of appropriate LHRs.

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Conceptualizing & implementing LHRs.
Part 1 General issues: International languages and international human rights; heroes, rebels, communities and states in language rights activism and litigation; ""don't speak Hungarian in public!""; common language problem.
Part 2 Legal issues: Existing rights of minorities and international law; Slovak state language law.
Part 3 Market issues: Market forces, language spread and linguistic diversity; linguistic diversity, human rights and the free market; language rights in the emerging world linguistic order; separating language from ethnicity; language policy in a changing society.
Part 4 Education & ethnicity issues: Recognition of sign language; LHRs problems among Romani and Boyash speakers of Hungary; contempt for LHR in the service of the Catholic Church.