Sociolinguistic Studies, Vol 5, No 3 (2011): Language beyond the nation: a comparative approach to policies and discourses

Transnational languages: beyond nation and empire? An introduction

José Del Valle
Issued Date: 21 Oct 2012


This article introduces the issue and presents the questions addressed by the contributors. Are the language policies and metalinguistic discourses that came to be associated with nationalism and imperialism still operative in the new context provided by the various phenomena associated with globalization? How and to what extent have language policies and metalinguistic discourses adjusted to the contemporary construction of the Commonwealth of Nations, la Comunidad Panhispánica, la Francophonie, and a Lusofonia?

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DOI: 10.1558/sols.v5i3.387


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