23.1744, Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy: Spolsky (Ed)

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Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:45:14
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy: Spolsky (Ed)

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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy 
Publication Year: 2012 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Editor: Bernard Spolsky

Hardback: ISBN:  9780521195652 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9780521195652 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 170.00


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. 

Advance praise: 'Under Spolsky's capable editorship, language policy has 
come of age, with a book that will be as invaluable to policy makers, 
implementers and stakeholders as it is indispensable to students and 
researchers.' John E. Joseph, University of Edinburgh

 '… explains why administrators promulgate instructional programs in which 
forgetting exceeds learning, inadequate time insures fractured acquisition, 
and materials and assessment ignores research.' Robert B. Kaplan, Emeritus 
Professor, University of Southern California 

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
                     General Linguistics
                     Historical Linguistics

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