Textbook for Language Planning & Policy
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On May 25 I posted a query asking for recommendations which textbook to use
for a language planning and language policy class which I had to teach for
the first time.
The following collegues sent valuable information (listed in alphabetical
E. Diaz Couder C.
A. F. Gupta
Thanks very much to all!
The amount of information which I received would be by far too much for
this summary as I did not only receive information about suitable textbooks
for a language planning and language policy class, but also a lot of other
good information as for further readings for the class (list of references,
As for the textbook, the recommendations basically came down to the
following 6 titles (listed in alphabetical order):
- Ager, Dennis, 2001, Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy
- Calvet, Louis-Jean, 1998, Language Wars and Linguistic Politics
- Cooper, Robert L., 1989, Language Planning and Social Change
- Eastman, Carol M., 1983, Language Planning: An Introduction
- Kaplan, Robert B., and Richard B. Baldauf Jr., 1997, Language Planning:
>From Theory to Practice
- Schiffman, Harold F., 1996, Lingustic Culture and Language Policy
I went for the Ager book as I think it is most appropriate for an
introductory class in language planning and language policy. Ager
successfully introduces the reader to lp & lp and, at the same time,
encourages the reader always to look for the main motives behind lp & lp.
After having worked with this book during the last semester I can highly
recommend it for such a class and would definitvely use it again, if I had
to teach the same class again.
I hope that this information is useful and I would be happy to offer any
additional help to those who have any further questions. My thanks again to
those who helped me, and I hope this in turn helps others.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2003!
Australian National University, Canberra
Dr. Elke Stracke
School of Language Studies
Faculty of Arts
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Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
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