This volume focuses on language planning in Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg, explaining the linguistic diversity, historical and political contexts and current language situation (including language-in-education planning), the role of the media, the role of religion and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous to the situations described, and draw on their experience and extensive fieldwork there.
The three extended case studies contained in this volume draw together the literature on each of the polities to present an overview of the existing research available, while also providing new research-based information. The purpose of this volume is to provide an up-to-date overview of the language situation in each polity based on a series of key questions, in the hope that this might facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide language policy and planning in other polities where similar issues may arise.
This book comprises case studies originally published in the journal Current Issues in Language Planning.
1. Language policy and planning in Europe: Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg Robert B. Kaplan, Richard B. Baldauf Jr. and Nkonko Kamwangamalu
2. Language policy and language planning in Cyprus Xenia Hadjioannou and Stavroula Tsiplakou, with a contribution by Matthias Kappler
3. The language situation in Iceland Amanda Hilmarsson-Dunn and Ari Páll Kristinsson
4. The Language Situation in Luxembourg Kristine Horner and Jean Jacques Weber