Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Page: 15-24
Diversity: Concept and Issues
Louafia Boukreris, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Oran 2, Oran, Algeria
Ghania Ouahmiche, Department of Human Sciences and Islamic Civilization, University of Oran 1, Oran, Algeria
Received: Nov. 29, 2016;       Accepted: Jan. 24, 2017;       Published: Feb. 22, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20170501.13      View  2433      Downloads  86
Abstract
Diversity is an important issue of our present world representing strength or nuisance given the richness it supplies us with or the conflicts it engenders affecting the nation’s social, cultural, political and management levels. Regarding the many issues associated with diversity, this paper explores linguistic diversity and the ways it has been dealt with according to whether it is considered as a resource requiring investment or a disturbance requiring strategies of management. If at far epochs linguistic diversity was so natural as to require no explanation, with the rise of state building movement, linguistic diversity became subject to state policy processing. Given the side effects resulting from policy implementation, trends of linguistic human rights and language diversity protection are developing though seemingly defend linguistic diversity nourish conflicts which may minimize if minority linguistic communities develop loyalty to the larger linguistic group by sharing equally social, political and economic benefits.
Keywords
Diversity, Attitudes, Language, Conflict, Resource
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Louafia Boukreris, Ghania Ouahmiche, Diversity: Concept and Issues, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 15-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20170501.13
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