ERIC Number: EJ950259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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Dell Hymes and the New Language Policy Studies: Update from an Underdeveloped Country
McCarty, Teresa L.; Collins, James; Hopson, Rodney K.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n4 p335-363 Dec 2011
This essay updates Dell Hymes's "Report from an Underdeveloped Country" (the USA), positioning our analysis in the New Language Policy Studies. Taking up Hymes's call for comparative, critical studies of language use, we examine three cases, organizing our analysis around Hymes's questions: What "counts" as a language, a language problem, and "proper" language use? We conclude with a final question suggested by Hymes's Report: How can a critical-ethnographic approach to language policy transform persistent linguistic inequalities?
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Usage, Contrastive Linguistics, Case Studies, Ethnography, Criticism, Language Variation, Languages
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