Language Policy Research Network

Tariq Rahman drt_rahman at
Sun May 21 13:49:27 UTC 2006

This is very welcome indeed. Does anyone know of a social history of any language? This would not be a linguistic or a literary history. It would be a history of the changes in social institutions and relations of power as well as perceptions of identity related to the use of a language in a social domain.
  Tariq Rahman
  Quaid-i-Azam University

Bernard Spolsky <bspolsky at> wrote:
  AILA has now approved the establishment of a Research Network on Language Policy. 
  The Network will be open to any AILA member conducting research or teaching in the various fields of language policy and management. As a first step, two events will be sponsored by the new ReN, one at the Sociolinguistics Symposium in Limerick in July 2006 and a second at the ALAA meeting in Brisbane about the same time.  At these meetings, plans will be developed for continuing activities of the Network including the 2008 AILA Convention, and an Organizer will be elected. 
  The organizing committee for the ReN is Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, University of Bristol; Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University; Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country; Richard Baldauf, University of Queensland; and Bernard Spolsky (emeritus, Bar-Ilan University) is Interim Organizer.
  To be kept informed, send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address on the first line to Bernard Spolsky bspolsky at

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