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An introduction to language policy : theory and method

Author: Thomas Ricento
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Series: Language and social change, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Ricento
ISBN: 9781405114974 1405114975 9781405114981 1405114983
OCLC Number: 58789214
Description: xii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Language policy / Thomas Ricento --
Frameworks and models in language policy and planning / Nancy H. Hornberger --
Critical theory in language policy / James W. Tollefson --
Postmodernism in language policy / Alastair Pennycook --
Economic considerations in language policy / Francois Grin --
Political theory and language policy / Ronald Schmidt --
Language policy and linguistic culture / Harold Schiffman --
The lessons of historical investigation / Terrence G. Wiley --
Ethnographic methods in language policy / Suresh Canagarajah --
Linguistic analyses in language policies / Ruth Wodak --
Geolinguistic analysis in language policy / Don Cartwright --
Psycho-sociological analysis in language policy / Colin Baker --
Language policy and national identity / Jan Blommaert --
Language policy and minority rights / Stephen May --
Language policy and linguistic human rights / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas --
Language policies and the education of linguistic minorities / Christina Bratt Paulston and Kai Heidemann --
Language policy and language shift / Joshua A. Fishman --
Language policy and sign languages / Timothy Reagan --
Language policy and linguistic imperialism / Robert Phillipson.
Series Title: Language and social change, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Ricento.
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An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field.  Read more...


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