Re: [dxwg] [I18N] References to ISO-639 vs. BCP47 (#959)

To me, this seems to be a comment addressed to DCMI. DCAT just reuses/imports the property `dct:language`. 
The DCMI term is aimed at providing a way to advertise a language used in the described resource by linking to a resource (through its URI) that represents that language. In Linked Data terms, one can resolve that link and find out more about that language. E.g. resolving or gives you information about the language, e.g. its relation to other languages, its name in other languages, places where it is spoken etc.
BCP47 is a list of tags with a powerful mechanism to specify regional variants, different scripts etc. but there are, as far as I know, no URIs for all the potential BCP47 tags, so they cannot be used for `dct:language`.
However, the full power of BCP47 is available for tagging any text field in metadata and data as specified at 
Maybe  there could be a statement in the DCAT specification somewhere that encourages the use of language tags on all pieces of text in metadata and data?

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