Language Policies - Why Do They Matter?
On October 24th, Flanders House New York, together with the Delegation of the Basque Country in the United States, the Delegation of Catalonia, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Québec Government Office in New York City, and the Welsh Government in New York hosted Language Policies – why do they matter? at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Language has always been one of the main symbols of cultural identity within a community. Throughout modern history, nation-states have developed and implemented language policies designed to promote one official language or defend the rights of minorities.
Today, language policies still remain on top of the agenda for many policy makers and scholars. How should the new generation of policy makers take into account issues such as immigration, cultural diversity and globalization in the drafting and implementation of language laws for the 21st century?
Special thanks to the City of New York, Department of Immigrant Affairs.
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