[lg policy] new publication on language policy

Rosemary Salomone salomonr at stjohns.edu
Mon Aug 3 02:32:36 UTC 2015

Dear Sam,

I appreciate the self-promotion as well as the 20% discount. I've ordered a copy and look forward to reading it.



Rosemary Salomone
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St. John's University
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From: lgpolicy-list-bounces+salomonr=stjohns.edu at groups.sas.upenn.edu [lgpolicy-list-bounces+salomonr=stjohns.edu at groups.sas.upenn.edu] On Behalf Of Selma K. Sonntag [Selma.Sonntag at humboldt.edu]
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Subject: [lg policy] new publication on language policy

Dear Colleagues,

In unabashed self-promotion, I would like to let you know about a new publication. At least my self-promotion comes with a 20% discount! See below and/or attached PDF.


Sam (Selma K.) Sonntag


Department of Politics

Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA  95521 USA

E-mail: Selma.Sonntag at humboldt.edu<mailto:Selma.Sonntag at humboldt.edu>

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Edited by Linda Cardinal

and Selma K. Sonntag

An original and provocative collection

of essays on how state traditions

inform language policy choices

in Asia, Europe and North America

Language policies are political. They have political consequences as well as political origins. In State Traditions and Language Regimes, scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America shift focus from the consequences of language policies to how and why states make language policy choices – the state being the main “governing” actor of language policy choices. This shift, theorized through the concept of “language regime,” inserts an urgently needed political science perspective into the current dialogue between sociolinguists who research the societal effects of language policies and political theorists of language rights who analyze the normative implications of policies.

New analytical tools drawn from comparative politics are showcased to analyze paths taken by different states in establishing language regimes, at times disrupted and redirected at critical junctures. Contributions to the volume include analyses of Canada’s increasingly court-driven language policies, the United States’ bifurcated language regime in the aftermath of 9/11, Ireland’s conflicted protection of the Irish language, France’s linguistic Jacobin tradition disrupted by Europeanization, the role of political parties and coalitions in language regime stability and change in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Poland’s war-torn history informing language policy toward regional languages, and the role of English in international peace-building.

While other books look at the political and societal effects of language policy, none seeks to employ a historical institutionalism approach which sets language policy choice in the institutional context of power relations embedded in state traditions. State Traditions and Language Regimes offers a comparative politics perspective, one that enriches interdisciplinary debates on language policy.

“By pulling together a series of essays that focus on the political and institutional aspects of language policy regimes in a variety of countries around the world, this book introduces information and it analyses multiple specific aspects of language regimes in a very productive and coherent way. It makes a major contribution to the disciplines of political science and language policy studies.”

Ronald Schmidt, California State University

Linda Cardinal is Professor of Politics and holder of the Research Chair on Francophonie and Public Policy and the University of Ottawa.

Selma K. Sonntag is Professor of Politics at Humboldt State University in California and Chair of the Research Committee on the Politics of Language of the International Political Science Association.

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