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Linguistic Policies and the issue of ethno-linguistic minorities in the Middle East *

  title={Linguistic Policies and the issue of ethno-linguistic minorities in the Middle East *},
  author={Catherine Miller},
Summary In the last decades (i.e. since the 1950s and 1960s), many minorities in the Middle East have been advocating or fighting for their linguistic rights. On the other hand, the majority of Arab countries have tried to impose a quasi monolingual policy in favor of Arabic language. If the languages of the former colonial powers are still playing an important role, those of the nonArab communities have always been marginalized on the basis of nationalistic and religious arguments. Focusing… 
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