An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method / Edition 1

An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method / Edition 1

by Thomas Ricento
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405114983

ISBN-13: 9781405114981

Pub. Date: 09/19/2005

Publisher: Wiley

An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method provides an accessible introduction to the field of language policy through broad and in-depth coverage of the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. The volume consists of newly commissioned essays, written by internationally recognized scholars, in three areas

Overview

An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method provides an accessible introduction to the field of language policy through broad and in-depth coverage of the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. The volume consists of newly commissioned essays, written by internationally recognized scholars, in three areas: theoretical perspectives, methodological perspectives, and topical areas. Each section contains an overview and each chapter includes an annotated bibliography and discussion questions.

This book helps define and describe a growing field of inquiry and is an authoritative source for students, scholars, and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education, policy studies, and related areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405114981
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Series:
Language and Social Change Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors viii

Preface x

Part I Theoretical Perspectives in Language Policy 1

Theoretical Perspectives in Language Policy: An Overview 3
Thomas Ricento

1 Language Policy: Theory and Practice – An Introduction 10
Thomas Ricento

2 Frameworks and Models in Language Policy and Planning 24
Nancy H. Hornberger

3 Critical Theory in Language Policy 42
James W. Tollefson

4 Postmodernism in Language Policy 60
Alastair Pennycook

5 Economic Considerations in Language Policy 77
François Grin

6 Political Theory and Language Policy 95
Ronald Schmidt, Sr

7 Language Policy and Linguistic Culture 111
Harold Schiffman

Part II Methodological Perspectives in Language Policy 127

Methodological Perspectives in Language Policy: An Overview 129
Thomas Ricento

8 The Lessons of Historical Investigation: Implications for the Study of Language Policy and Planning 135
Terrence G. Wiley

9 Ethnographic Methods in Language Policy 153
Suresh Canagarajah

10 Linguistic Analyses in Language Policies 170
Ruth Wodak

11 Geolinguistic Analysis in Language Policy 194
Don Cartwright

12 Psycho-Sociological Analysis in Language Policy 210
Colin Baker

Part III Topical Areas in Language Policy 229

Topical Areas in Language Policy: An Overview 231
Thomas Ricento

13 Language Policy and National Identity 238
Jan Blommaert

14 Language Policy and Minority Rights 255
Stephen May

15 Language Policy and Linguistic Human Rights 273
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

16 Language Policies and the Education of Linguistic Minorities 292
Christina Bratt Paulston and Kai Heidemann

17 Language Policy and Language Shift 311
Joshua A. Fishman

18 Language Policy and Sign Languages 329
Timothy Reagan

19 Language Policy and Linguistic Imperialism 346
Robert Phillipson

Index 362

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