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Wed Apr 04 2012

Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy: Spolsky (Ed)

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Date: 03-Apr-2012
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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy: Spolsky (Ed)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Bernard Spolsky
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521195652 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521195652 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 170.00

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.

Advance praise: 'Under Spolsky's capable editorship, language policy has
come of age, with a book that will be as invaluable to policy makers,
implementers and stakeholders as it is indispensable to students and
researchers.' John E. Joseph, University of Edinburgh

'… explains why administrators promulgate instructional programs in which
forgetting exceeds learning, inadequate time insures fractured acquisition,
and materials and assessment ignores research.' Robert B. Kaplan, Emeritus
Professor, University of Southern California

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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