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ERIC Number: ED525852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-17
Pages: 312
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8476-9446-1
Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy: Global Perspectives
Norrby, Catrin; Hajek, John
Multilingual Matters
This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by multilingualism, multiculturalism, immigration, exclusion, and identity. This book contains three parts. Part 1: Language Policy at the Official Level, contains: (1) Language Policy and Citizenship in Quebec: French as a Force for Unity in a Diverse Society? (Jane Warren and Leigh Oakes); (2) Do National Languages Need Support and Protection in Legislation? The Case of Swedish as the "Principal Language" of Sweden (Sally Boyd); (3) Language Policy and Smaller National Languages: The Baltic States in the New Millennium (Uldis Ozolins); (4) Language Policy in Australia: What Goes Up Must Come Down? (Paulin G. Djite); and (5) Regional Languages, the European Charter and Republican Values in France Today (Leigh Oakes). Part 2, Language Policy in Practice: Indigenous and Migrant Languages in Education, contains: (6) Breton Language Maintenance and Regeneration in Regional Education Policy Tadhg O hIfearnain; (7) Language Policy in Spain: The Coexistence of Small and Big Languages (David Lasagabaster); (8) Language Policy and Language Contact in New Mexico: The Case of Spanish (Catherine E. Travis and Daniel J. Villa); (9) Indigenous Languages, Bilingual Education and English in Australia (Gillian Wigglesworth and David Lasagabaster); and (10) Bringing Asia to the Home Front: The Australian Experience of Asian Language Education through National Policy (Yvette Slaughter). Part 3, Language Policy in Real and Virtual Worlds, contains: (11) Testing Identity: Language Tests and Australian Citizenship (Kerry Ryan and Tim McNamara); (12) Language as Political Emblem in the New Culture War in Northern Ireland (Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost); (13) Language Policy and Reality in South Tyrol (Claudia Maria Riehl and John Hajek); (14) Addressing Policy on the Web: Netiquettes and Emerging Policies of Language Use in German Internet Forums (Heinz L. Kretzenbacher); (15) Language Policy in Practice: What Happens When Swedish IKEA and H&M Take "You" On? (Catrin Norrby and John Hajek); and (16) Regulating Language in the Global Service Industry (Deborah Cameron). An author index and a subject index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; Canada; France; New Mexico; North America; Spain; Sweden