DYLAN meets LINEE
Edited By Cornelia Hülmbauer, Eva Vetter and Heike Böhringer
Sprachenpolitik und Diskurse über Mehrsprachigkeit
115 Michał Krzyżanowski Ruth Wodak Hegemonic Multilingualism in/of the EU Institutions: An Inside-Outside Perspective on European Language Policies and Practices 1 Introduction This paper outlines first results of the research conducted within the EU Sixth- Framework Research Project DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity1) which investigates language policies and practices in EU-insti- tutions, enterprises and education sectors of the post-Enlargement European Union. Our special focus in this project is devoted to the European Union Insti- tutions, and in particular to their role in shaping new forms and conceptions of multilingualism in the rapidly-changing European context, be it at the supra- national and/or national level. Located at the cross-section of discourse studies (the so-called ‘discourse-histo- rical approach’ in CDA [DHA], cf. Reisigl / Wodak, 2009), of research on EU- institutions (cf. inter alia Krzyżanowski / Oberhuber 2007; Muntigl / Weiss / Wodak 2000; Wodak 2009) as well as on language policy, language planning and language ideologies in European contexts (cf. below) our research is inter- disciplinary in nature. It analyzes how diverse ideologies and conceptions of multilingualism are shaped in both policies and everyday language practices of reforming and transforming EU institutions. Here, we apply a novel inside- 1 DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity) is an Integrated Project carried out under EU Sixth Framework Programme between 2006 and 2011 (www.dylan- project.org, see Seidlhofer, this volume). The present chapter reports on the research carried out in Workpackage 2 coordinated by Lancaster University and devoted to the study...
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