The Role of Language in Culture and Education reflects a dialogue between scholars from different countries and different fields of academic discourse. In all contributions a strong social aspect is present. More specifically, the book deals with multilingualism and language awareness. The topic of language policy is approached from a Finnish, Irish and Spanish perspective. The German language situation is dealt with in chapters on variations and anglicisms. Several chapters deal with language education, including text books, the problems of the mediation of the cultural dimension, and lingua franca English. The role of language in literature is intricately woven into educational concerns and translation. Finally, a glance is thrown upon the future prospects for language learning.