Proceedings of the LCTG3 Conference
Edited By Amei Koll-Stobbe and Sebastian Knospe
Birte Arendt (University of Greifswald): Language ideology of the European Union under a critical perspective: the example of the Regional Language Low German
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Language ideology of the European Union under a critical perspective: the example of the Regional Language Low German
The purpose of this paper is to critically investigate European language policy based on the European Charta by referring to the example of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the endeavours which are made to promote the use of Low German. To analyze the language ideology of the European Union, I will adopt a metadiscursive stance. I will particularly scrutinize the consequences of the goals laid down in the Charta, comparing reality and intended goals while also including the opinions of laymen.