Language Policy

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 161–186

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

Article

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

Estonia globalization language ideology language policy language practice linguistic integration modernization national minorities nationalizing state Russian-speaking minority second language acquisition sociolinguistics 

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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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.København SDenmark

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