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This document gives an overview of languages within Europe, both as a local phenomenon allowing people living together in a particular area to form a community, and as its variations, as well as the obstacles that these variations create in terms of having an effective communication between people. The long and fascinating investigations that are currently being carried out on the language industry, on linguistic engineering and on translations are illustrated, starting with considering employing an artificial language like esperanto up to the safeguarding of linguistic variety as being an important repository for our cultural heritage.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: ES (1997) 26pp., FS
Availability: Available from the MLIS Office, European Commission, DG XIII-E, EUFO 1194, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0113-6
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