[Corpora-List] Constitution

Jean Veronis Jean.Veronis at up.univ-mrs.fr
Mon May 23 13:28:01 CEST 2005


Follow up:

There used to be 20 "official languages" in the Union:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/policies/lang/languages/index_en.html

The new UE Constitution does not define nor use the term "official
languages", which is extremely disconcerting. I explain more, with
excerpts of the Constitution, here:

http://aixtal.blogspot.com/2005/05/languages-end-of-official-languages.html

Is this the sign of a generalized linguistic drift towards English
within Europe? Can our tools and corpora bring some kind of help (or is
it too late anyway)? How can we welcome three more languages very soon
(romanian, bulgarian, croatian) ?

What do you think?

--jv
http://www.up.univ-mrs.fr/veronis
http://aixtal.blogspot.com









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