Multiculturalism In Israel: a linguistic perspective

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Multicultural and multilingual societies such as Israel offer great opportunities for in-depth sociolinguistic research, including studies focusing on language maintenance and language shift. This article describes Israel’s linguistic reality, using as a conceptual framework Richard Ruiz’s renowned analysis of language planning and its implications for multilingual societies. 1 It then offers an alternative perspective on language maintenance, pointing out its relevance for language policy-makers in general and in Israel in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Multicultural Challenge in Israel
Editors Avi Sagi, Ohad Nachtomy
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781618110794, 1618110799
ISBN (Print)9781934843499, 1934843490
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameIsrael: society, culture, and history

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Immigrant absorption -- Israel
  • Immigrants -- Israel -- Social conditions
  • Israel -- Languages
  • Jews -- Identity
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Social conditions


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