Book announcement:

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Dec 11 14:11:02 UTC 2002

Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin

Series Title: Language Policy

Publication Year: 2002, Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

Book URL:

Author: Robert B. Kaplan, University of Southern California, Los
	Angeles, USA
Author: Richard B. Baldauf Jr., University of Sydney, NSW, Australia


Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin examines
and reviews the ecological context (including, e.g., the historical,
political and educational issues) of language planning in 14 countries in
the Pacific basin: Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, the Philippines,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand,
Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The planning goals
pursued in these states are then examined in terms of an overarching view
of language planning.  The book provides the only up-to-date overview and
review of language policy in the region and challenges those interested in
language policy and planning to think about how such goals might be
achieved in the context of language ecology. In a world where languages
and their uses and users are changing rapidly, and where governments and
other political bodies are driving planned language change, there is a
need to understand and consider how and why language planning is done.
The book will be of interest to specialists interested in language and
education, and to more general readers wishing to understand the dynamics
of history and politics and its impact on language and
language-in-education policy decisions.

Kluwer Academic Publishers
Order Department, PO Box 358
Accord Station, Hingham, MA 02018-0358

Hardback: ISBN: 1402010621, Pages: 288, Price: EURO 103.00, $99.00, GBP

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list