Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Language Proficiency and Migration: An Argument Against Testing
In
Language Policy and Linguistic Justice. Economic, Philosophical and Sociolinguistic Approaches
Author(s)
VON BUSEKIST Astrid - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
BOUDOU Benjamin - Max Planck Institute (Author)
GAZZOLA Michele - (Publishing director)
TEMPLIN Torsten - (Publishing director)
WICKSTRÖM Bengt-Arne - (Publishing director)
Editor
Cham : Springer
Pages
189 - 208 p.
ISBN
9783319752617
Keywords
languages, immigration policies, liberal democracy
Abstract
EN
This paper aims at questioning the rationale for language testing in immigration policies. Although we consider knowledge of the host country’s language(s) useful and desirable for both the migrant and the host society, we argue that mandatory language testing cannot be justified. Our purpose is to offer justifications for rejecting language as a legitimate tool for controlling state borders and to regulate (access to) citizenship of a liberal democracy.

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