Språkpolitikens väsen och vanskligheter

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Rational politics requires the ability to predict the future and to evaluate the possible effects of political decisions. The article evaluates various attempts to establish functional arguments for maximal linguistic differentiation and demonstrates the difficulties with such arguments. If there are no objective arguments, we have to rely on feelings, which leaves us with a politics based on power or terror instead of discussion. Should for instance the emotionally based egoism of a generation decide the linguistic future of its greatgrandchildren?
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationSpråkpolitik. Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Göteborg 2000
EditorsSally Boyd
PublisherASLA, Association suédoise de linguistique appliquée
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventSpråkpolitik - Göteborg
Duration: 2000 Nov 92000 Nov 10

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1100-5629



Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature


  • rational arguments.
  • language death
  • evaluative arguments
  • Language politics

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