Life Long Learning


How do you raise awareness among children and adults about linguistic diversity?

  • training measures / workshops as tool for raising awareness for language diversity in Europe for children and grownups
    What can you do to preserve a language? What is a language minority? What is multilingualism?
  • compendium on language planning
    The compendium on language planning consists of three parts:I) Strategic language planning in the context of European language minoritiesThe aim of this contribution is to point to a number of “general principles”, which in particular those language communities who have little resources may use – either to think about how to shape future measures, or to undertake constructive criticism of measures that were already developed.II) Language minorities in Europe: challenges and perspectives
    This overview deals predominantly with the challenges that the autochthonous language minorities are confronted with nowadays and on the way how language policy and language planning may help to meet these challenges from a theoretical perspective. In that regard especially the language planning potential of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages is emphasised.III) Small compendium on terminology relevant in the context of language minorities

    This compendium includes some terminology used often in linguistics on the subject of autochthonous European language minorities.

    The following terminology is explained (in alphabetic order): code switching; corpus planning; diglossia / triglossia / polyglossia; individual multilingualism; institutional multilingualism; language acquisition planning; language conflict; language maintenance; language planning; language policy; language variety; minority language; mother tongue; multilingualism; prestige planning; societal multilingualism; standard language; status planning.