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

  • Authors
  • François Grin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Core Issues and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. François Grin
      Pages 3-18
    3. François Grin
      Pages 19-51
  3. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. François Grin
      Pages 55-68
  4. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. François Grin
      Pages 81-98
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      Pages 99-116
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      Pages 117-146
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      Pages 147-162
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. François Grin
      Pages 193-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-281

About this book


This book 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.


democracy Internet language education language policy minority language Policy

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