Language movement

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Language movement or Language Movement may refer to:

Language campaigns[edit]

  • Plain Language Movement, a campaign to make writing easy to read, understand, and use
  • Language revitalization, attempts by interested parties to reverse the decline of a language that is endangered, moribund, or extinct
  • Linguistic purism, the practice of defining one variety of a language as being purer than other varieties
  • Language secessionism, an attitude supporting the separation of a language variety from other forms of the language in order to make it a distinct language

Language-specific social and political movements[edit]

  • Afrikaans language movement, originating in late 19th century South Africa
  • Baloch independence movement, a movement that claims the Baloch people, an ethno-linguistic group mainly found in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, are a distinct nation
  • Bengali language movement, a political movement in former East Pakistan (currently Bangladesh) advocating the recognition of the Bengali language as an official language of the then-Dominion of Pakistan
  • Bengali language movement in India, a campaign to preserve Bengali language and Bengalis culture in India
  • English-only movement, a political movement to use English as the only language in official government operations in the United States of America
  • Gaelic revival, the late-nineteenth-century national revival of interest in the Irish language and Irish Gaelic culture
  • Illyrian movement, a pan-South-Slavist cultural and political campaign during the first half of the 19th century
  • Kamtapur language movement, A linguistic campaign for Kamtapuri or Rajbanshi language in Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal; Jharkhand and Bihar, India.
  • Nepal Bhasa movement, a movement for linguistic rights of Nepal Bhasa speakers in Nepal
  • Norwegian language conflict, an ongoing controversy within Norwegian culture and politics related to spoken and written Norwegian
  • Punjabi Language Movement, a linguistic movement in Punjab, Pakistan aimed at reviving Punjabi language, art, and culture
  • Rajasthani language movement, a campaign for greater recognition for the Rajasthani language
  • Reintegrationism, a linguistic and cultural movement in Galicia which views Galician and Portuguese as a single language
  • Scandinavian movement, literary and political movements that support various degrees of cooperation among the Scandinavian or Nordic countries
  • Urdu movement, a socio-political movement aimed at making Urdu the universal language and symbol of the cultural and political identity of the Muslim communities of the Indian subcontinent

Linguistic theory[edit]

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