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Journal Title: Language Policy
Volume/Issue:   11/4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: DOI: 291-300, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9257-4
Obituary
Title: Neville Alexander Obituary
Author(s): Theodorus du Plessis

DOI: 301-322, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9249-4
Original Paper
Title: Language and ‘New’ African Migration to South Africa: An Overview and Some Reflections on Theoretical Implications for Policy and Planning
Author(s): Jon Orman

DOI: 323-341, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9238-7
Original Paper
Title: Language Policy and Language Governance: A Case-Study of Irish Language Legislation
Author(s): John Walsh

DOI: 343-356, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9253-8
Original Paper
Title: Language Management Agencies Counteracting Perceived Threats to Tradition
Author(s): Ari Páll Kristinsson

DOI: 357-359, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9232-0
Book Review
Title: Miquel Strubell and Emili Boix-Fuster (eds): Democratic Policies for Language Revitalisation: The Case of Catalan
Publisher Information: Palgrave Macmillan, New York and Basingstoke, 2011, xiii + 254 pp, Hb £55, ISBN 978-0-230-28512-5
Author(s): James Hawkey

DOI: 361-363, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9234-y
Book Review
Title: Anthony J. Liddicoat and Angela Scarino (eds): Languages in Australian Education: Problems, Prospects and Future Directions
Publisher Information: Cambridge Scholars’ Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010, vii + 257 pp, Hb 978-1-4438-1673-1
Author(s): Kerry Taylor-Leech

DOI: 365-367, DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9235-x
Book Review
Title: Nancy H. Hornberger and Sandra Lee McKay (eds): Sociolinguistics and Language Education
Publisher Information: Multilingual Matters, Tonawanda, NY, 2010, xx + 571 pp, Pb $39.95, ISBN 978-1-84769-282-5
Author(s): Julia López-Robertson
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.4428