The Status of Languages in Europe

  • Guy Héraud
Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)


Can a language be applied like a label to a place? Can areas be ‘linguistified’? To put it yet another way, does territory have a linguistic dimension? This is the question that the present article intends to answer. Given a positive response, it then becomes possible to establish a typology of the linguistic situations or, more precisely, of the linguistic characteristics of a territory. Figuratively speaking, it could be said that every territory has a linguistic description, its ‘linguistic identification card’.


Official Language Minority Language State Language National Language Indigenous Language 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Héraud

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations