ERIC Number: ED381001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
From Language Policy to Language Planning: An Overview of Languages Other Than English in Australian Education.
Djite, Paulin G.
Based on an Australian study creating sociolinguistic profiles of nine languages other than English (LOTE) commonly used in Australia, the report examines implications for public language policy and planning. The languages are: Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Modern Greek; Indonesian/Malay; Italian; Japanese; and Spanish. The report begins by giving an overview of the history of commonwealth language policy and outlining state and territory language policy initiatives. It then describes the current state of LOTE and English language policy and offers some background on the theory of language planning. A chapter is devoted to language policy in the context of business and trade. Explanations of trade patterns with the countries represented by the nine languages are offered here. The final chapter explains the project in which the sociolinguistic profiles were created and summarizes them, focusing on three aspects: the individual languages' role in relation to migration and Australian society; quantitative data resulting from the study; and qualitative data emerging from the study. Results of a student attitude survey are also summarized. Contains 172 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Chinese, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, French, German, Greek, Immigrants, Indonesian Languages, International Trade, Italian, Japanese, Language Attitudes, Language Planning, Language Research, Language Role, Linguistic Theory, Malay, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Sociolinguistics, Spanish, State Government, Uncommonly Taught Languages
National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia Ltd., Level 2, 6 Campion Street, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Languages and Literacy Inst., Deakin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia