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Why the EU should change its language policy : making the case for promoting English as Europe's Lingua Franca

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Corporate Editor Freie Universität Berlin, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Soziologie Arbeitsbereich Makrosoziologie
Abstract "The 28 European Union member states have 24 different official languages. While the EU seeks homogenisation and convergence of the member states in many policy areas this does not apply to its language policy. The present article discusses six arguments why the European language policy should be changed and the use of English as a lingua franca be encouraged." (author's abstract)
Keywords EU; language policy; English language; language promotion; knowledge of languages; multilingualism
Classification European Politics
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 14 p.
Series Berliner Studien zur Soziologie Europas / Berlin Studies on the Sociology of Europe (BSSE), 32
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications