Bent Preisler, Anne Fabricius, Hartmut Haberland, Susanne Kjærbeck, Karen Risager
1 The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University
Reflections on the Language Policy of European Language Policy Conferences
To face up to the omnipresence of Anglo-American, conferences on language policy today address the issue of promoting linguistic diversity. This especially applies to contemporary Europe. Nevertheless, these conferences, which can be regarded as a kind of laboratories or academic microcosm, do not subscribe to clear language policies. Consequently, the predominant language is here, as elsewhere, the Anglo-American. This article outlines the deep division between the postulate of linguistic diversity and reality, and is a call for soul-searching.
Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones, 2005, p. 272-275