Skip to main content

Defending national linguistic territories in the European Single Market: towards more transnational geolinguistic analysis

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

This paper calls for more analysis of contemporary transnational linguistic movements. Geographers have hitherto focused on linguistic problems within states and paid less attention to issues that arise as languages, notably English, are used internationally across state boundaries. It does this by examining a conflict that arose when forces integrating the supranational European Single Market space came into conflict with a Member State's determination to protect the linguistic ‘integrity’ of its national territory. This conflict would appear to be a precursor of similar ones to come as languages increasingly compete in a linguistic market within an integrating Europe and a globalizing world.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: European integration; language conflicts; rights and territory; transnational linguistic movements

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Geography, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 2006-06-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more