26 October 2010

I'm a bit behind the times, as this was announced over a fortnight ago, but...

"A new draft resolution for endangered languages was launched on July 8th in the European Parliament at the meeting of the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages by the Corsican MEP François Alfonsi (EFA/Greens)."
[http://www.gipuzkoaeuskara.net/albisteak/1286180399 also available in Basque, Spanish and French.]

The historic problem according to the article is that while their have been European funds available to support minority languages, truly endangered languages have been shut out from applying for funds because they don't have the infrastructure in place that allows them to apply for these funds.

Shifting the goal-posts or levelling the playing field -- whichever way you look at it, this will give more languages a fair go at preparing themselves for the future.

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