Policies and Practices
Edited By Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges and Jean-Jacques Weber
“Come back next year to be a Luxembourger”: Perspectives on language testing and citizenship legislation “from below”
Since the turn of the 21st century, testing the “national language” has become a widely used policy in many European Union member-states and is the subject of popular, political and academic debates. This chapter focuses on trilingual Luxembourg and in particular the law on Luxembourgish citizenship (nationalité), which was implemented in January 2009, including a test in the Luxembourgish language.