As Europe keeps to extend and combine during the ecu Union, it faces the problem of ever expanding multilingual and multicultural touch, inside and throughout its borders. This quantity offers contemporary examine on eu language coverage, language touch and multiculturalism that explores how Europe is assembly this problem. encouraged by means of intersections and conflicts in language and cultural id in Europe, the amount transcends disciplinary limitations via bettering sociolinguistic examine with chapters on cultural identification and language in modern ecu cinema. The ebook considers the relationships among language and cultural identification in Europe at a time of accelerating multicultural complexity, with contributions on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine, and the linguistic and resourceful areas among and past. the quantity highlights the continuing importance of language and id for an increasing Europe, and the ways that occasions of linguistic hybridity, interlocution and language touch proceed to outline Europe and its others.

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