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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy
Written By: Dennis Ernest Ager
Series Title: Multilingual Matters 119
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The aim of this book is to investigate motives for action on language. Seven seem to recur: identity, insecurity, ideology, image, inequality, integration and instrumentality. The author relates those to wider issues of personal and social motivation, discussing the language strategies, plans and policies of a number of individuals, communities and states.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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