Hardback Language and nationalism in Europe / edited by Stephen Barbour and Cathie Carmichael.
Publication year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,
Resource type: Physical
Originally published in hbk: 2000.
1. Nationalism, Language, Europe; 2. Britain and Ireland: The Varying Significance of Language for Nationalism; 3. France: 'One State, One Nation, One Language?'; 4. The Iberian Peninsula: Conflicting Linguistic Nationalisms; 5. Northern Europe: Languages as Prime Markers of Ethnic and National Identity; 6. The Low Countries: A Study in Sharply Contrasting Nationalisms; 7. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg: The Total Coincidence of Nations and Speech Communities?; 8. Language and Nationalism in Italy: Language as a Weak Marker of Identity; 9. Contrasting Ethnic Nationalisms: Eastern Central Europe; 10. 'A People Exists and that People has its Language': Language and Nationalism in the Balkans; 11. Greece and European Turkey: From Religious to Linguistic Identity; 12. Coming to Terms with the Past: Language and Nationalism in Russia and its Neighbours; 13. Conclusions: Language and National Identity in Europe; References; Index
This work examines the role of language in the present and past creation of social, cultural and national identities in Europe. It considers the way in which language may sometimes reinforce national identity. This book examines the role of language in the present and past creation of social, cultural, and national identities in Europe. It considers the way in which language politics may sometimes reinforce national identity (as in France), or sometimes tend to undermine the nation-state (as in Spain). After an introduction describing the interactive roles of language, ethnicity, culture, and institutions in the character and formation of nationalism and national identity, the book considers their different manifestations throughout Europe. This is an accessible investigation of a subject of perennial importance in European culture and politics. It will be of equal interest to political scientists, historians, and sociolinguists. Chapters by leading scholars are devoted to Britain a
xi, 319 pages : maps ; 24 cm