Cities & Languages

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Cities and Languages: Governance and Policy
An International Symposium

Proceedings of the international symposium, “Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments,” held March 25-26, 2010 at the University of Ottawa,
with sponsorship from the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, Canadian Heritage, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and the City of Ottawa.


Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments
Language Policies and Bilingualism in  Urban Environments: Situated Discussions
Bilingual Cities
Barcelona: A Bivalent Multilingual City
Moncton: Symbol of Bilingualism and Symbolic Bilingualism
Ottawa: One City, Two Languages
Managing Municipal Services in English and French in Canada’s Capital
The City of Ottawa: Symbolic Representation and Public Image
A Nation of Two Official Languages: Helsinki as Helsingfors
Bilingualism in Multilingual Environments
Institutional Bilingualism in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Between Identity Politics and Pragmatism
Language Planning in Brussels: Two Opposing Policy Mindsets
Administrative Management and Public Services in Barcelona
Biel/Bienne: A Linguistic Bridge at the Language Boundary
The City as Unequal Refractor

Edited by Richard Clément & Caroline Andrew

Caroline Andrew (l) and Richard Clément (r)


Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Maria Björnberg-Enckell, City of Helsinki (Finland)
Emili Boix-Fuster, University of Barcelona (Spain)
Daniel Bourgeois, Beaubassin Research Institute (Moncton, Canada)
Aaron Burry, City of Ottawa (Canada)
Guy Chaisson, Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
Richard Clément, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Gemma Cots, University of Barcelona (Spain)
Jordi Font, City of Barcelona (Spain)
Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Officials Languages of Canada
Philippe Hambye, Université catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium)
Sylvie A. Lamoureux, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Pierre-Yves Moeschler, City of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland)
Antoni Rodon, City of Barcelona (Spain)
Georgina Rufo, University of Barcelona (Spain)
Christina Späti, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Colin H. Williams, Cardiff University (Wales)

ISBN 978-0-9877575-0-0 Paperback 138pp, 6×9″ February, 2012, $19.95

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