Article published in:Meertaligheid zonder meer
[Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 74] 2005
► pp. 111–121
Onderwijs in de Minderheidstaal als Middel Tegen Taalverschuiving
De Casus Hongarije
After briefly situating the state of indigenous language minorities within the present European Union, this article investigates the role of minority language education in language maintenance efforts in present-day Hungary. A sketch of Hungary's contemporary policy on minority education is followed by a description of the daily praxis in minority education. The confrontation of policy and praxis leads to a critical evaluation that mainly focuses on structural shortcomings. To conclude, some statements are formulated on further requirements of sociolinguistic and contact linguistic research in the multilingual Hungarian setting.
Article language: Dutch
Published online: 24 March 2014