LINGUIST List 12.149

Mon Jan 22 2001

Books: Language Planning

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    Message 1: Language Planning: Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy

    Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:18:45 +0000
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    Subject: Language Planning: Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy

    MOTIVATION IN LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LANGUAGE POLICY Dennis Ager (Professor Emeritus, Aston University, Birmingham)

    KEY FEATURES - Covers the three components of motivation: motives, attitudes and goals and the relationship between them - Looks at the motivation of policy makers in language planning and individuals in their own language behaviour

    DESCRIPTION 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.

    CONTENTS Introduction 1. Identity Regional Languages in France 1539 to195; Arabic in Algeria 1962 to 1990; Catalan 1978 to 1998; Indian Language Policy from 1950; The 1993 Welsh Language Act 2. Ideology The Standard Language in the UK 1988-1995 3. Image Language Spread: The Case for German; Japanese Abroad; A European Language Policy 4. Insecurity Language Policy in Central Europe: Fear of the Gypsies?; Official Neologisms in French 5. Inequality Language and Gender; The European Chart for Regional and Minority Languages; The Australian National Policy on languages 6. Integration and Instrumentality Immigration; The lingua franca; Individuals and Language Acquisition 7. Measuring Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy 8. The Language Behaviour of Individuals and Communities 9. Language Policy: The Language Behaviour of those in Power 10.Conclusion

    AUTHOR INFORMATION Dennis AGER is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at Aston University, UK. His interests lie in the interface between language and society. He is the author of Francophonie in the 1990s: Problems and Opportunities (Multilingual matters, 1996), Language Policy in Britain and France: The Processes of Policy (Cassells, 1996), Language, Community and the State (Intellect, 1997) and Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language (Multilingual Matters, 1999).

    Multilingual Matters 119 (MM119) March 2001 size 210mm x 148mm 210pp Hbk ISBN: 1-85359-529-2 �44.95/ US$69.95/ CAN$89.95 Pbk ISBN: 1-85359-528-4 �15.95/ US$24.95/ CAN$29.95

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