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Query:   Summary of my query: Textbook for a language planning & policy class
Author:  Elke Stracke
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS,

ON MAY 25 I POSTED A QUERY ASKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH TEXTBOOK TO USE
FOR A LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LANGUAGE POLICY CLASS WHICH I HAD TO TEACH FOR
THE FIRST TIME.

THE FOLLOWING COLLEGUES SENT VALUABLE INFORMATION (LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL
ORDER):
E. AITO
E. DIAZ COUDER C.
S. DOGANCAY-AKTUNA
A. F. GUPTA
R. HALLETT
M. HOFFMANN
M. HUTZ
J.-E. JAHN
B. JERNUDD
H. KOCH
T. MCCLIVE
F. PFALZGRAF
M. RONKIN
A. SARHIMAA
H. SCHIFFMAN
S. TULLOCH
G. ZUCKERMANN


THANKS VERY MUCH TO ALL!

THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION WHICH I RECEIVED WOULD BE BY FAR TOO MUCH FOR
THIS SUMMARY AS I DID NOT ONLY RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT SUITABLE TEXTBOOKS
FOR A LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LANGUAGE POLICY CLASS, BUT ALSO A LOT OF OTHER
GOOD INFORMATION AS FOR FURTHER READINGS FOR THE CLASS (LIST OF REFERENCES,
WEBPAGES,ETC.).

AS FOR THE TEXTBOOK, THE RECOMMENDATIONS BASICALLY CAME DOWN TO THE
FOLLOWING 6 TITLES (LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):
- AGER, DENNIS, 2001, MOTIVATION IN LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LANGUAGE POLICY
- CALVET, LOUIS-JEAN, 1998, LANGUAGE WARS AND LINGUISTIC POLITICS
- COOPER, ROBERT L., 1989, LANGUAGE PLANNING AND SOCIAL CHANGE
- EASTMAN, CAROL M., 1983, LANGUAGE PLANNING: AN INTRODUCTION
- KAPLAN, ROBERTT B., AND RICHARD B. BALDAUF JR., 1997, LANGUAGE PLANNING:
>FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
- SCHIFFMAN, HAROLD F., 1996, LINGUSTIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE POLICY

I WENT FOR THE AGER BOOK AS I THINK IT IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR AN
INTRODUCTORY CLASS IN LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LANGUAGE POLICY. AGER
SUCCESSFULLY INTRODUCES THE READER TO LP & LP AND, AT THE SAME TIME,
ENCOURAGES THE READER ALWAYS TO LOOK FOR THE MAIN MOTIVES BEHIND LP & LP.
AFTER HAVING WORKED WITH THIS BOOK DURING THE LAST SEMESTER I CAN HIGHLY
RECOMMEND IT FOR SUCH A CLASS AND WOULD DEFINITVELY USE IT AGAIN, IF I HAD
TO TEACH THE SAME CLASS AGAIN.

I HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS USEFUL AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO OFFER ANY
ADDITIONAL HELP TO THOSE WHO HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS. MY THANKS AGAIN TO
THOSE WHO HELPED ME, AND I HOPE THIS IN TURN HELPS OTHERS.



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2003!

KIND REGARDS

ELKE STRACKE
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANBERRA

DR. ELKE STRACKE
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE STUDIES
FACULTY OF ARTS
BALDESSIN PRECINCT BUILDING # 110 (W3.18)
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CANBERRA ACT 0200
AUSTRALIA

PHONE: +61-2-6125-2894 (W); +61-6249-6161(H)
FAX : +61-2-6125-3252

EMAIL: ELKE.STRACKE@ANU.EDU.AU

CRICOS PROVIDER NUMBER 00120C

LL Issue: 13.3406
Date Posted: 22-Dec-2002
Original Query: Read original query