Because the computer speaks English? Language rights and digital media

Daithi Mac Sithigh

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Legal measures in support of minority language media often take for granted particular models of broadcasting, but are these models valid? How flexible are key instruments such as the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages? After assessing the applicability of existing law on minority languages to various media platforms and services, it is argued that combining approaches from cyberlaw with sociolinguistic themes of the linguistic landscape and functional completeness can provide a more elaborate account of minority language rights and policy in the context of technological development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-84
JournalJournal of Media Law
Issue number1
Publication statusEarly online date - 15 Jul 2015


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