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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy: Spolsky (ed.)

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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Bernard Spolsky
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454117 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 44.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454117 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454117 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 40.84

Over the last 50 years, language policy has developed into a major discipline, drawing on research and practice in many nations and at many levels. This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey, covering language practices, beliefs about language varieties, and methods and agencies for language management. It provides a historical background which traces the development of classical language planning, describes activities associated with indigenous and endangered languages, and contains chapters on imperialism, colonialism, effects of migration and globalization, and educational policy. It also evaluates language management agencies, analyzes language activism and looks at language cultivation (including reform of writing systems, orthography and modernized terminology). The definitive guide to the subject, it will be welcomed by students, researchers and language professionals in linguistics, education and politics.

Part I. Definition and Principles:
1. What is language policy? Bernard Spolsky
2. History of the field: a sketch Björn Jernudd and Jiří Nekvapil
3. Philosophy of language policy Denise Réaume and Meital Pinto
4. Language policy, the nation and nationalism Sue Wright
5. Ethnic identity and language policy Ofelia Garcia
6. Diversity and language policy for endangered languages Julia Sallabank
7. Language is just a tool! On the instrumentalist approach to language David Robichaud and Helder De Schutter
Part II. Language Policy at the Macrolevel:
8. Language policy at the supra-national level Fernand de Varennes
9. Language policy, territorialism and regional autonomy Colin Williams
10. Colonialism and imperialism Robert Phillipson
11. Language policy and management at the municipal level Peter Backhaus
12. Language policy and management in service domains: brokering communication for linguistic minorities in the community Claudia V. Angelelli
13. Language policy in defense and attack Richard Brecht and William P. Rivers
14. Language policy and medium of instruction in education I Steve Walter and Carol Benson
15. Language policy in education II: additional languages Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
Part III. Non-Governmental Domains:
16. Language policy in the workplace Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller
17. Language policy and religion Christina Bratt Paulston and Jonathan M. Watt
18. Language policy in the family Stephen J. Caldas
19. Language policies and the deaf community Sherman Wilcox, Verena Krausneker and David Armstrong
Part IV. Globalization and Modernization:
20. Transnationalism, migration and language education policy Kendall A. King and Adam C. Rambow
21. Language management agencies John Edwards
22. Literacy and script reform Florian Coulmas and Federica Guerini
23. Language activism and language policy Mary Carol Combs and Susan D. Penfield
24. English in language policy and management Gibson Ferguson
Part V. Regional and Thematic Issues:
25. National language revival movements: reflections from India, Israel, Indonesia and Ireland Joseph Lo Bianco
26. Colonial and postcolonial language policies in Africa: historical and emerging landscapes Sinfree Makoni, Busi Makoni, Ashraff Abdelhay and Pedzisai Mashiri
27. Indigenous language planning and policy in the Americas Teresa McCarty
28. Language policy in the European Union (EU) Ulrich Ammon
29. Language policy management in the former Soviet sphere Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Svitlana Melnyk
30. Language policy in Asia and the Pacific Richard B. Bauldauf, Jr and Thi Mai Hoa Nguyen.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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