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Language rights

Migration A–Z

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  1. Cristina M. Rodríguez

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm337

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Rodríguez, C. M. 2013. Language rights. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Migration creates linguistic pluralism within immigrant-receiving states, and migrants frequently encounter linguistic barriers upon entry and resettlement into new societies. Immigrant-receiving states therefore confront the need for a language policy, to address utilitarian communication challenges, and to help ensure social cohesion in the face of demographic change.

Keywords:

  • linguistics;
  • globalization;
  • immigration;
  • imperialism;
  • cultural diversity;
  • cross-cultural;
  • indigenous peoples