Mercator : linguistic rights and legislation
Legislation and further research information on minority languages can be found in a useful database here, along with a bibliographical database, full text working papers, and an annotated links list. Highly recommended as an excellent starting point for research.
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The Mercator network gathers and generates information on minoritized, minority and regional languages through its three centres with specialties in Education, Legislation, and Media. Highly recommended as an excellent starting point for research.
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European Policies on Minority Languages, and the Media / Tom Moring / 5 October 2006 / Renvall Institute, Helsinki
In accelerating language shift and assimilation of minority communities, the media effect tends to undermine minority identities. To counter this, minority-language media would in many cases perform a restitutionary function and serve as a defensive tool balancing the media impact in the language that dominates the media landscape. European policies on media and minority languages have developed on the basis of this defensive perspective.
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