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Does Brexit spell the end for English as the lingua franca of the EU?

Vítores, David Fernández (2016) Does Brexit spell the end for English as the lingua franca of the EU? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The UK is not the only English speaking EU state, but when Ireland and Malta both joined the EU they opted to put forward Irish and Maltese as their official languages. This has led some politicians to suggest that following Brexit, English should no longer be classified as an official EU language. David Fernández Vítores writes that in practice the suggestion of removing English from the list of official languages is likely to prove impossible to implement, but the debate nevertheless indicates the willingness of countries like France and Germany to revisit the EU’s language policy once the UK leaves.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70247

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