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LINGUIST List 17.134

Mon Jan 16 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Shohamy

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        1.    Lauren McGraw, Language Policy: Shohamy


Message 1: Language Policy: Shohamy
Date: 12-Jan-2006
From: Lauren McGraw <Lauren.McGrawtaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Language Policy: Shohamy


Title: Language Policy
Subtitle: Hidden Agendas and New Approaches
Published: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Elana Shohamy
Hardback: ISBN: 0415328640 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 105.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0415328659 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 33.95
Abstract:

Although we may not know it, more often than not, our use of language is
regulated, both overtly and covertly. In this book, Elana Shohamy delves
into the hidden agendas which operate behind language policy, examining the
decisions surrounding language use, and emphasising the effects of these
decisions, and potential constraint, on different groups within society.

Drawing on examples from the United States, Israel, and United Kingdom
asylum policies, the author demonstrates different categories of language
policy, from explicit use by government bodies and the media, to implicit
use where no active decisions are made. The book also reveals and examines
the mechanisms which are used to introduce language policy, such as
propaganda and even educational material.

This critical exploration of language policy concludes with arguments for a
more democratic and open approach to language policy and planning,
suggesting strategies for resistance and ways to protect the linguistic
rights of individuals and groups.

With useful summaries at the end of each chapter, The Hidden Agendas of
Language Policy will be of interest to students from a variety of
disciplines including linguistics, sociology, political science, philosophy
and communication studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17897


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