Judith Visser

15The Role of Small Languages in the Media II: Presence of Picard in Medial Communication

Abstract: The introduction of mass media had a negative impact on the chances of survival of small languages. Changes in the media landscape in the 20th and 21st century seem to change this situation. The expansion of the Internet makes it possible to publish texts in regional idioms or to discuss language issues. At the same time, globalization and new tendencies in language policy enlarge public awareness of the importance of language plurality. The group of actors comprises linguists as well as laymen. The following study will discuss the perspectives of changes in the media landscape for the evolution of endangered languages. The northern ...

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