Le parole delle politiche linguistiche dell’Unione Europea
Spunti per un’analisi lessicale
The aim of the paper is to analyse the language policies of the European Union through a lexical analysis of documents concerning languages and education. On the basis of the lexical use within EU documents, how are languages conceptualised and how do linguistic and educational concepts evolve? A corpus of EU documents has been collected and analysed to research the frequency of use of words, concordances, and keywords. The focus is on the multiple ways used to refer to the concept of language in documents published over different decades.