Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Community languages : mapping provision and matching needs in higher education in England

Mcpake, Joanna and Sachdev, Itesh (2010) Community languages : mapping provision and matching needs in higher education in England. Sociolinguistic Studies, 4 (3). pp. 509-534. ISSN 1750-8649

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

European nations have a complex history of multilingualism. As is now well established, 19th century nationalism across Europe typically promoted the notion of ‘one state one language’ (Barbour and Carmichael, 2000; Gubbins and Holt, 2002) and thus initiated moves to eradicate so called ‘regional’ or ‘minority’ languages, such as Welsh or Galician, in the name of greater national cohesion. At the same time, the major European powers were in the process of imposing European cultures, and European languages, on colonised territories in Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.