Report outlines recent Latvian language landscape

A new publication outlines the state of the Latvian language during the years 2016-2020. Published by the Latvian Language Agency (LVA) it analyzes the Latvian language skills of Latvian residents and the problems related to Latvian language acquisition, language use in various sociolinguistic domains, and the proficiency and positions of various other languages in the linguistic environment.

The final chapter summarizes the main conclusions and recommendations for the implementation of language policy in the future, including "educating the public about languages, their coexistence, multilingualism, the values and role of languages and their variants, the regularities of the language hierarchy: dispelling stereotypes and myths and promoting a positive linguistic attitude."

The full nearly 200-page report is available in both Latvian and English. The English version can be read and downloaded at: https://valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ValodasSituacijaLatvija_2016%E2%80%932020_A4_ENG_WEB.pdf

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