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Journal Title: Language Policy
Volume/Issue:   12/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s10993-013-9277-8
Title: Politics and policies of promoting multilingualism in the European Union
Author(s): Suzanne Romaine
pages: 115-137

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9241-z
Title: Gender-based linguistic reform in international organisations
Author(s): Elena Teso, Liz Crolley
pages: 139-158

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9242-y
Title: The need for speed: a critical discourse analysis of the reclassification of English language learners in Arizona
Author(s): Alisa G. Leckie, Suzanne E. Kaplan, Eliane Rubinstein-Ávila
pages: 159-176

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9254-7
Title: Tromsø as a “Sámi Town”? – Language ideologies, attitudes, and debates surrounding bilingual language policies
Author(s): Florian Hiss
pages: 177-196

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9236-9
Title: Book Review: Feliciano Chimbutane: Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts
Author(s): Maya Khemlani David
pages: 197-199

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9237-8
Title: Book Review: Teresa L. McCarty (Ed.): Ethnography and Language Policy
Author(s): Frances Julia Riemer
pages: 201-203

DOI: 10.1007/s10993-012-9246-7
Title: Book Review: Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia García: Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights
Author(s): Juliet M. Luther
pages: 205-207
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1878