Language Policy

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 161–186

Planning Language Practice: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language Policy in Post-Communist Estonia

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Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-006-9004-9

Cite this article as:
Siiner, M. Lang Policy (2006) 5: 161. doi:10.1007/s10993-006-9004-9

Abstract

Through the analysis of the development of the current thick, explicit and control-oriented language policy in Estonia, the article argues that this policy cannot meet the future challenges of globalization and modernization of Estonian society, where the Estonian language has to create the basis for common sphere of information for both Estonians and non-Estonians.

Keywords

Estoniaglobalizationlanguage ideologylanguage policylanguage practicelinguistic integrationmodernizationnational minoritiesnationalizing stateRussian-speaking minoritysecond language acquisitionsociolinguistics

Abbreviations

USSR

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

ESSR

Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic

OSCE

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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