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Journal Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume/Issue:   37/3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 102 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Articulos / Aufsätze / Artikoloj

How can language be linked to economics?: A survey of two strands of research
Weiguo Zhang and Gilles Grenier
203-226

Interpreting and minority language planning and policy: Galician as a case study
Robert Neal Baxter
227-248

Which alphabet on car number-plates in Cyprus?: An issue of language planning ideology and identity
Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki
249-270

The English-Only Myth: Multilingual Education in India
A. Giridhar Rao
271-279

Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin and Máire Ní Neachtain (eds.). 2012. An tSochtheangeolaíocht: Feidhm agus Tuairisc.
Reviewed by Seán Ó Riain
281 – 283

Pello Salaburu and Xabier Alberdi (eds.). The Challenge of a Bilingual Society in the Basque Country
Reviewed by Frank Nuessel
284 – 286

Marianne Montgomery. Europe’s Languages on England’s Stages, 1590–1620
Reviewed by Humphrey Tonkin
287 – 289

Andrea Pia Kölbl und Jennifer Bretz (Hg.). Zwischen Utopie und Wirklichkeit. Konstruierte Sprachen für die globalisierte Welt. Begleitband zur Ausstellung an der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (14. Juni bis 9. September 2012)
Rezensiert von Sabine Fiedler
290 – 294

Walter Żelazny. Ludwik Zamenhof. Życie i dzieło. Recepcja i reminiscencje. Wybór pism i listów
Reviewed by Krzysztof Kłosiński
295 – 297

Norbert Francis. Bilingual Development and Literacy Learning: East Asian and International Perspectives
Reviewed by Jin Xue
298 – 300

Janet M. Fuller. Spanish Speakers in the USA
Reviewed by Frank Nuessel
301 – 304
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): English
Galician
Greek, Modern
 
LL Issue: 24.4737