Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2017)

Linguistic Hegemony in the EU

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Qianqian Jin
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Qianqian Jin
Available Online May 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-17.2017.118How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Linguistic hegemony, economy, EU multilingualism, culture
Abstract
The European Union has made tremendous progress in the integration process, especially in the fields of economy. However, language discrepancy in EU seems to be inconsistent with its convergent developing trend of economy and other fields since EU has taken in 27 countries differing in the aspects of culture, languages, religion and ideology. This paper analyses the strong positions of English, German and French in the EU from the perspectives of their history philosophy and theories on European integration, most importantly, the strong economic support of Britain, Germany and France. And the paper tries to propose that linguistic hegemony exists between older capitalist countries and now economically weak countries in the EU The European Union has made tremendous progress in the integration process, especially in the fields of economy. However, language discrepancy in EU seems to be inconsistent with its convergent developing trend of economy and other fields since EU has taken in 27 countries differing in the aspects of culture, languages, religion and ideology. This paper analyses the strong positions of English, German and French in the EU from the perspectives of their history philosophy and theories on European integration, most importantly, the strong economic support of Britain, Germany and France. And the paper tries to propose that linguistic hegemony exists between older capitalist countries and now economically weak countries in the EU
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Proceedings
3rd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2017
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978-94-6252-341-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-17.2017.118How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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