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Meeuwis, Michael. 2015. Language legislation in the Belgian Colonial Charter of 1908: a textual-historical analysis. Language Policy 14 (1) : 49–65.
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Language as a subject
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This textual-historical case study clarifies article 3 of the Belgian “Colonial Charter” (1908), addressing language and linguistic rights, viz the tension between the French-Dutch and the indigenous language question. Its theoretical interest for a better grasp of the wider matter of linguistic human rights is debated.