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Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa / Multilingualism in Europe

Edited By Demeter Michael Ikonomu, Ernst Kretschmer and Gérald Schlemminger

The home market, the Euro, strong international cooperation, economic success and peace in Europe will work better and with more stability, or at least less difficulty, the more multilin-gual Europeans are. While the institutional EU has done a lot to pursue the targets (since 2007, there have been a separate fund and a Commissioner for Multilingualism), the situation in the individual countries continues to differ widely. The result is that the multilingual abili-ties of European citizens and societal multilingualism, including diglossia, vary from country to country.

The series Multilingualism in Europe seeks to contribute from different perspectivesto a bet-ter definition of the phenomenon of multilingualism, providing theoretical and practical sup-port on how multilingualism can be explored and promoted and how it can work effectively. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome in the following areas:

• Linguistics
• Neurolinguistics
• Psychology
• Didactics of multilingualism
• Politics
• History
• Sociology
• Political Sciences
• Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies