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The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy

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Bernard Spolsky, Björn Jernudd, Jiří Nekvapil, Denise Réaume, Meital Pinto, Sue Wright, Ofelia Garcia, Julia Sallabank, David Robichaud, Helder De Schutter, Fernand de Varennes, Colin Williams, Robert Phillipson, Peter Backhaus, Claudia V. Angelelli, Richard Brecht, William P. Rivers, Steve Walter, Carol Benson, Jasone Cenoz, Durk Gorter, Alexandre Duchêne, Monica Heller, Christina Bratt Paulston, Jonathan M. Watt, Stephen J. Caldas, Sherman Wilcox, Verena Krausneker, David Armstrong, Kendall A. King, Adam C. Rambow, John Edwards, Florian Coulmas, Federica Guerini, Mary Carol Combs, Susan D. Penfield, Gibson Ferguson, Joseph Lo Bianco, Sinfree Makoni, Busi Makoni, Ashraff Abdelhay, Pedzisai Mashiri, Teresa McCarty, Ulrich Ammon, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Svitlana Melnyk, Richard B. Bauldauf, Jr, Thi Mai Hoa Nguyen
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521195652

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  • Over the last 50 years, language policy has developed into a major discipline, drawing on research and practice in many nations and at many levels. This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey, covering language practices, beliefs about language varieties, and methods and agencies for language management. It provides a historical background which traces the development of classical language planning, describes activities associated with indigenous and endangered languages, and contains chapters on imperialism, colonialism, effects of migration and globalization, and educational policy. It also evaluates language management agencies, analyzes language activism and looks at language cultivation (including reform of writing systems, orthography and modernized terminology). The definitive guide to the subject, it will be welcomed by students, researchers and language professionals in linguistics, education and politics.

    • First Handbook in the field of language policy - a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey
    • Comprehensive coverage of a range of subjects, including language practices and methods, and agencies for language management
    • Covers current theories and most relevant cases
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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521195652
    • length: 756 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.39kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Definition and Principles:
    1. What is language policy? Bernard Spolsky
    2. History of the field: a sketch Björn Jernudd and Jiří Nekvapil
    3. Philosophy of language policy Denise Réaume and Meital Pinto
    4. Language policy, the nation and nationalism Sue Wright
    5. Ethnic identity and language policy Ofelia Garcia
    6. Diversity and language policy for endangered languages Julia Sallabank
    7. Language is just a tool! On the instrumentalist approach to language David Robichaud and Helder De Schutter
    Part II. Language Policy at the Macrolevel:
    8. Language policy at the supra-national level Fernand de Varennes
    9. Language policy, territorialism and regional autonomy Colin Williams
    10. Colonialism and imperialism Robert Phillipson
    11. Language policy and management at the municipal level Peter Backhaus
    12. Language policy and management in service domains: brokering communication for linguistic minorities in the community Claudia V. Angelelli
    13. Language policy in defense and attack Richard Brecht and William P. Rivers
    14. Language policy and medium of instruction in education I Steve Walter and Carol Benson
    15. Language policy in education II: additional languages Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
    Part III. Non-Governmental Domains:
    16. Language policy in the workplace Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller
    17. Language policy and religion Christina Bratt Paulston and Jonathan M. Watt
    18. Language policy in the family Stephen J. Caldas
    19. Language policies and the deaf community Sherman Wilcox, Verena Krausneker and David Armstrong
    Part IV. Globalization and Modernization:
    20. Transnationalism, migration and language education policy Kendall A. King and Adam C. Rambow
    21. Language management agencies John Edwards
    22. Literacy and script reform Florian Coulmas and Federica Guerini
    23. Language activism and language policy Mary Carol Combs and Susan D. Penfield
    24. English in language policy and management Gibson Ferguson
    Part V. Regional and Thematic Issues:
    25. National language revival movements: reflections from India, Israel, Indonesia and Ireland Joseph Lo Bianco
    26. Colonial and postcolonial language policies in Africa: historical and emerging landscapes Sinfree Makoni, Busi Makoni, Ashraff Abdelhay and Pedzisai Mashiri
    27. Indigenous language planning and policy in the Americas Teresa McCarty
    28. Language policy in the European Union (EU) Ulrich Ammon
    29. Language policy management in the former Soviet sphere Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Svitlana Melnyk
    30. Language policy in Asia and the Pacific Richard B. Bauldauf, Jr and Thi Mai Hoa Nguyen.

  • Editor

    Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Bernard Spolsky is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His recent publications include Language Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Language Management (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

    Contributors

    Bernard Spolsky, Björn Jernudd, Jiří Nekvapil, Denise Réaume, Meital Pinto, Sue Wright, Ofelia Garcia, Julia Sallabank, David Robichaud, Helder De Schutter, Fernand de Varennes, Colin Williams, Robert Phillipson, Peter Backhaus, Claudia V. Angelelli, Richard Brecht, William P. Rivers, Steve Walter, Carol Benson, Jasone Cenoz, Durk Gorter, Alexandre Duchêne, Monica Heller, Christina Bratt Paulston, Jonathan M. Watt, Stephen J. Caldas, Sherman Wilcox, Verena Krausneker, David Armstrong, Kendall A. King, Adam C. Rambow, John Edwards, Florian Coulmas, Federica Guerini, Mary Carol Combs, Susan D. Penfield, Gibson Ferguson, Joseph Lo Bianco, Sinfree Makoni, Busi Makoni, Ashraff Abdelhay, Pedzisai Mashiri, Teresa McCarty, Ulrich Ammon, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Svitlana Melnyk, Richard B. Bauldauf, Jr, Thi Mai Hoa Nguyen

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