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Journal Title: Language Policy
Volume/Issue:   12/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Title: Multilingualism in transformative spaces: contact and conviviality
Author(s): Quentin Emmanuel Williams, Christopher Stroud
pages: 289-311
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9265-4

Title: Micro declared language policy or not?: language- policy-like statements in the rules of procedure of the Rwandan Parliament
Author(s): Joseph Gafaranga, Cyprien Niyomugabo, Valentin Uwizeyimana
pages: 313-332
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9274-y

Title: Citizenship status and language education policy in an emerging Latino community in the United States
Author(s): Ariana Mangual Figueroa
pages: 333-354
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9275-x

Title: Book Review: Vahap Coşkun, M. şerif Derince, and Nesrin Uçarlar: Scar of Tongue: Consequences of the Ban on the Use of Mother Tongue in Education and Experiences of Kurdish Students in Turkey
Author(s): Bahar Otcu
pages: 355-357
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9251-x

Title: Book Review: Munene Mwaniki: Language Planning in South Africa: Towards a Language Management Approach
Author(s): Jon Orman
pages: 359-361
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9252-9

Title: Book Review: Heather Lotherington: Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Rewriting Goldilocks
Author(s): Kara Mitchell
pages: 363-365
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9255-6

Title: Book Review: Ester J. de Jong: Foundations for Multilingualism in Education: From Principles to Practice
Author(s): Sarah Hesson
pages: 367-369
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9256-5

Title: Book Review: Philip Seargeant (ed.): English in Japan in the Era of Globalization
Author(s): Jonathan Luke
pages: 371-373
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9264-5

Title: Book Review: Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller (eds): Language in Late Capitalism: Pride and Profit
Author(s): François Grin
pages: 375-377
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9240-0

Title: Book Review: Gulbahar H. Beckett and Gerard A. Postiglione (eds): China’s Assimilationist Language Policy: The Impact on Indigenous/Minority Literacy and Social Harmony
Author(s): Houxiang Li
pages: 379-381
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9247-6

Title: Book Review: Ettien Koffi: Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy: Game-Theoretic Solutions
Author(s): Carol Myers-Scotton
pages: 383-385
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9250-y

Title: Book Review: Harold F. Schiffman (ed.): Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors: The Changing Politics of Language Choice
Author(s): Nicholas Ostler
pages: 387-389
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9259-2

Title: Book Review: Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin and Máire Ní Neachtain (eds): An tSochtheangeolaíocht
Author(s): Máiréad Nic Craith
pages: 391-393
DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9263-6
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
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LL Issue: 24.4182