Sustaining language policy and language rights in East Timor: where to from here?

Taylor-Leech, Kerry (2007) Sustaining language policy and language rights in East Timor: where to from here? In: East Timor: beyond independence. Monash papers on Southeast Asia (65). Monash University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 239-249. ISBN 9781876924492

Abstract

I argue that there is an urgent need to move from perceiving linguistic diversity in East Timor as a problem to perceiving it as a valuable human resource. The active management of the East Timorese language ecology can promote both bilingualism and biliteracy and sustain the country's rich plurilinguistic heritage while respecting the linguistic rights of all its citizens.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 05:56
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 00:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timor Leste; East Timor
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200313 Indonesian Languages
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200314 South-East Asian Languages (excl. Indonesian)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7161

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