An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method by Thomas Ricento

By Thomas Ricento

An advent to Language coverage: Theories and procedure is a suite of newly-written chapters that conceal the most important theories and techniques presently hired by means of students energetic within the box.

  • provides an obtainable advent to the examine of language coverage study and language’s position in social existence
  • consists of newly commissioned essays written by way of the world over famous students
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W. (1991). Planning language, planning inequality: Language policy in the community. London: Longman. Well organized for teaching and highly engaged with critical social theory, this book takes up a series of specific LP issues in turn, exemplified by cases from around the world – mother-tongue education, English-language teaching, refugee-language education, choice of national language, language rights – each introduced from the perspective of individuals facing difficult linguistic choices within the constraints of state language policies.

Cooper had noted that “we have as yet no generally accepted language planning theory, if by theory we mean a set of logically interrelated, empirically testable propositions” (Cooper, 1989, p. 41). Even earlier, Haugen had suggested that an explanatory theory of language planning would “surely have to be one that takes a stand on value judgments” (Haugen, 1983, p. 276), thus foreshadowing what came to be an overriding concern for critically and theoretically informed LPP perspectives. By the 1990s, there were several articles and volumes pointing the way toward addressing these concerns, many of them authored by contributors to the present volume.

Is policy the output of planning? Not always – “a great deal of language policy-making goes on in a haphazard or uncoordinated way, far removed from the language planning ideal” (Fettes, 1997, p. 14). Does planning have policy as its intended outcome? Not necessarily – language planning is first and foremost about social change (Cooper, 1989; Rubin & Jernudd, 1971; Tollefson, 1991). Given these dissociations (Grabe, 1994, p. viii) and ambiguities, LPP offers a unified conceptual rubric under which to pursue fuller understanding of the complexity of the policy–planning relationship and in turn of its insertion in processes of social change.

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