This paper looks at policies of linguistic expansion worldwide, in particular at English in the colonial and post-colonial periods. It addresses the issue of whether the expansion of English in continental Europe represents a threat or a blessing.
This article argues that the cultural problem of the Information Society can be defined in terms of conditions determining the production, distribution and access to expression. The conceptualization of culture and cultural rights is explored by organizing cultural debates into three models, with a critical common ground then identified in each regarding the significance of the concern for expression.
This article argues that the general assimilation or equation between language rights and human rights leads to a distorted image of the relationship between law and politics.
A critical review of the phenomena of language rights being essentially cultural, fulfilling the human urge of gratification to a particular heritage. This article pleads for generating awareness among speech communities to articulate communication rights on a broader canvas transcending political and bureaucratic institutions.
In 1996 the Assembly of Participants at the World Conference on Linguistic Rights meeting in Barcelona, Spain, approved the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights.