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ERIC Number: EJ822959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
A Case of Prestige and Status Planning: Swedish and English in Sweden
Hult, Francis
Current Issues in Language Planning, v6 n1 p73-79 Feb 2005
The position of English "vis-a-vis" Swedish in Sweden is gaining attention because of a growing concern that the encroachment of English in certain domains may result in Swedish losing ground. A current language policy proposal, entitled "Mal i mun," commissioned by the Swedish Government, addresses this concern, in part, by outlining recommendations for the respective roles of Swedish and English (1) in primary, secondary, and higher education and (2) in public, commercial, and governmental settings with the aim of strengthening Swedish. The present paper traces the development of this proposal and the relative positions of Swedish and English in its policy recommendations, focusing particularly on status planning and reflections of prestige planning in the document. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden