Language, Nation and State: Identity Politics in a Multilingual Age

  • Tony Judt
  • Denis Lacorne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Politics of Language

    1. Tony Judt, Denis Lacorne
      Pages 1-16
  3. The Limits of National Monolingualism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. The Fragility of Plurilingual Nations

  5. Nation-Making and Linguistic Revivals

About this book


This edited collection examines the role that language has played in forming modern European nations. With language an omnipresent issue within the European Union, the importance languages have played within the histories and present situations of member nations is a crucial topic. Drawing on an international cast of contributors, the book explores the issues of monolingualism vs. plurilingualism within individual nations, the revival of languages in nations such as former soviet republics, and concludes with a look at language in the electronic age.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) French Internet language nationalism Policy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tony Judt
    • 1
  • Denis Lacorne
    • 2
  1. 1.Remarque InstituteNew York UniversityUSA
  2. 2.CERIFrance

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