What is it about?
After wars end, peace agreements are drawn up which can support the speaking of lesser-used languages. Sometimes this can cause more problems than it solves since some people see the situation as a zero-sum game.
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Why is it important?
Sometimes the end of a war doesn't mean genuine peace. Instead, it rumbles on. Langauge rights on paper don't always solve problems. Instead, there needs to be a way to help people understand the other person's point of view
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This page is a summary of: When language rights are not enough, Language Problems & Language Planning, November 2022, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/lplp.00091.mcd.
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