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Politiques linguistiques économiques

Are Language Policies Increasing Poverty and Inequality?

Mis à jour : 26 Aoû 2012

Seth Kaplan, July 25th 2012

Language is one of the most neglected areas in the development field. It barely registers on any agenda to help poor countries despite its importance to a number of crucial areas and it being a barrier to progress in many fragile states. Why is this?

Language is how individuals communicate, acquire knowledge, and work with others. It is how societies pass on culture and institutions, import new ideas and technology, and forge links among members. It can unite as well as divide, act as an instrument of empowerment as well as a barrier to advancement, and influence how societies evolve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>