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Journal Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume/Issue:   36/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 97 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Articulos / Aufsätze / Artikoloj

Individual agency in language planning: Chinese script reform as a case study
Zhao Shouhui and Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.

Language policies, language planning and linguistic landscapes in Timor-Leste
John Macalister

Droits linguistiques et droits de l’homme: Le cas de la Côte d’Ivoire
Paulin G. Djité

Interlinguistics / Interlingüística / Interlinguistik / Interlingvistiko

The Esperanto denaskulo : The status of the native speaker of Esperanto within
and beyond the planned language community
Sabine Fiedler

Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj

John Milton and Paul Bandia (eds.). Agents of Translation.
Reviewed by Humphrey Tonkin

Jan Blommaert. The Sociolinguistics of Globalization.
Reviewed by Jingyang Jiang

Bernard Spolsky and Francis M. Hult (Eds.). The Handbook of Educational Linguistics.
Reviewed by Timothy Reagan

Detlev Blanke and Ulrich Lins (eds.). La arto labori kune: Festlibro por
Humphrey Tonkin.
Reviewed by Gotoo Hitosi
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.2466