Language Security Problems: A Historical Survey

Jia Hongwei


This paper, grounded on historical facts of

language policies worldwide, reviews the

evolution of language policies in Great Britain,

United States, Germany, France and Soviet

Union in terms of national security, analyses the

achievements of language security at home,

reconsiders the current situation of language

security in China, and points out the weaknesses

of language security problems in China: (1)

stressing on macro-level researches, (2) standing

still over literature review, (3) lack of the

researches based on ethnic areas and

cross-border regions, (4) short of the studies of

language security problems over internet

media, and (5) language security problems in

ethnic areas and regional language security

strategy to be done.


language security; national security; security problems; status-quo; implications.



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