[lg policy] bibitem: Language Policy and Planning: Fundamental Issues

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
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Language Policy and Planning: Fundamental Issues

Robert B. Kaplan

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For much of the 20th century, language policy and planning has been
essentially overlooked except as an academic enterprise, being of
serious interest largely only to a small coterie of specialists
scattered thinly around the world. Still, at present, only a handful
of universities in the world offers anything more than a random course
in language policy/planning or simply subsumes the entire field in a
couple of lectures in the introductory course in sociolinguistics. In
the last decade of the 20th century, real-world events have thrust
language policy and planning into prominence. The collapse of the
former Soviet Union and the powerful resurgence of language loyalties
in various Eastern European polities, the rapid economic unification
of a multilingual Europe, changing global patterns of immigration, and
global economic difficulties have coalesced to create new linguistic
conditions and focus attention on long existing linguistic inequities.
These conditions have brought into serious question the western notion
of an idealized identity between nation and national language. This
volume of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics has attempted to
draw together various emerging perspectives on language policy and
planning and to examine emerging circumstances in a selected set of
illustrative areas:

Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (1994), 14:3-19 Cambridge University Press
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1994


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