[lg policy] book notice: Language policy and language planning: from nationalism to globalisation

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 29 15:28:37 UTC 2011

Language policy and language planning: from nationalism to globalisation

Sue Wright

Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 311 pages

Language policy and planning is rarely just about language; it always
has political, social and ethical dimensions. This is a comprehensive
advanced textbook, covering not only language learning imposed by
economic or political agendas, but also language choices entered into
freely for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage or group
identity. The first part of the book reviews the development and role
of standard languages in the construction of national communities and
identities. The second part examines the linguistic accommodation of
groups in contact, major lingua francas and the case of "International
English". The third section explores reactions to nationalism and
globalization, with some attention to language rights

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