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The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy.

Author: Bernard Spolsky
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics.
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This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Handboeken (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spolsky, Bernard.
Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Spolsky
ISBN: 9781139220088 113922008X 9781139223515 1139223518 9780511979026 0511979029 9781139216982 1139216988
OCLC Number: 797919354
Notes: Adult and community-based language learning.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (756 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Part I Definition and principles; 1 What is language policy?; 2 History of the field: a sketch; Introductory remarks; Periodization of language policy and planning; Examples from the now distant past; The French academy; European national movements; Soviet Union of the 1920s and 1930s; Czechoslovakia and the Prague Linguistic School; 'Classic language planning'; Critique of classic language planning. Valuing variation and diversity, and the 'Reversing Language Shift' modelLanguage management framework; Concluding remarks; 3 Philosophy of language policy; Non-rights-cased approaches to language policy; Linguistic diversity as a public good; The case for convergence; Rights-based approaches to language regulation; Classifying language rights; Language liberties; Language accommodations; Making language rights 'official'; Conclusion; 4 Language policy, the nation and nationalism; The Revolution, the sovereign people and contractual nationalism: the French model. Romanticism, das Volk and ethno-linguistic nationalism: the German modelNationalism, the academy and language planning; Status, corpus and acquisition planning; Status planning; Corpus planning; Acquisition planning; Language in a post-national era?; The small state, revitalization and renaissance of lesser used languages; Globalization, transnationalism and new language practices; Conclusions; 5 Ethnic identity and language policy; What is ethnic identity and how is it linked to language and language policy?; The link between ethnic identity and language policy in historical perspective. The rise of European nation-states and language policyDissolution of colonial empires and the rise of language policy as a field; Postmodern positions on ethnic identity and critical language policy; Principles, framework and cases; The case of Luxembourgish: language maintenance and development; The case of Māori: Language revitalization and development; The case of Tseltal and Tsotsil: language under threat; The case of Gallo: language shift; Conclusion; 6 Diversity and language policy for endangered languages; Introduction; What is language death?; Terminology and stance. Language shift: its causes and implicationsProcesses of language shift and endangerment; How do we measure linguistic diversity?; How do we measure the health of languages?; Why worry about loss of linguistic diversity?; Value to linguistic science; Cultural heritage; Language and ecology; Language and identity; Linguistic human rights; Wouldn't it be better if we all spoke one language?; Language 'usefulness'; Policies to support endangered languages; Increasing the number of speakers; Acquisition planning; Language nests; Immersion education; The effectiveness of school-based revitalization.
Series Title: Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics.
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