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Language Policy : Hidden Agendas and New Approaches - Elana Shohamy

Language Policy

Hidden Agendas and New Approaches

Paperback Published: 16th December 2005
ISBN: 9780415328654
Number Of Pages: 185

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Policies concerning language use are increasingly tested in an age of frequent migration and cultural synthesis. With conflicting factors and changing political climates influencing the policy-makers, Elana Shohamy considers the effects that these policies have on the real people involved. Using examples from the US and UK, she shows how language policies are promoted and imposed, overtly and covertly, across different countries and in different contexts.

Concluding with arguments for a more democratic and open approach to language policy and planning, the final note is one of optimism, suggesting strategies for resistance to language attrition and ways to protect the linguistic rights of groups and individuals.

List of figures and tablesp. ix
Dedication to Orleep. x
Prefacep. xii
Introductionp. xv
Language, manipulations, policyp. 1
Expanding languagep. 5
Manipulating languagesp. 22
Expanding language policyp. 45
Mechanisms affecting de facto language policiesp. 57
Rules and regulationsp. 59
Language education policiesp. 76
Language testsp. 93
Language in the public spacep. 110
Consequences and reactionsp. 135
Consequencesp. 137
Reactionsp. 149
Epilogue: Language as a free commodityp. 167
Bibliographyp. 174
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780415328654
ISBN-10: 0415328659
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 16th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1