Language conflicts in the European Union On finding a politically acceptable and practicable solution for EU institutions that satisfies diverging interests

@article{Ammon2006LanguageCI,
  title={Language conflicts in the European Union On finding a politically acceptable and practicable solution for EU institutions that satisfies diverging interests},
  author={Ulrich Ammon},
  journal={International Journal of Applied Linguistics},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={319-338}
}
  • U. Ammon
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Applied Linguistics
For EU institutions, having a single internal working language – for which English is the only candidate – would be the most efficient solution and, to all appearances, in the best interests of each member state and language community whose language is excluded as a working language. However, for member states from the large non-anglophone language communities, such a solution seems barely acceptable and, in addition, would not correspond to the EU's official language policy on the preservation… 

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