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Ashraf, Hina – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
Current research in multilingual countries supports local languages and recognizes plurilingual practices as a proficiency (e.g. Luxembourg and Nordic countries in Europe, Bolivia, Argentina, and Columbia in South America). Yet linguistically diverse and multilingual regions, such as Pakistan, continue to be challenged by monoglot language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
Soler, Josep; Vihman, Virve-Anneli – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
In recent years, interest in the study of language policy issues in the context of universities has grown considerably. One reason for this is the coexistence of two apparently contradictory discourses, centering around nationalising and globalising orientations. Universities are seen by many as the key institutions for safeguarding the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
Spolsky, Bernard – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
In studying language policy, it is not enough to look at central government management, but also at the influence of managers at levels ranging from the family to international organizations. Actual cases reveal that there are also non-linguistic forces such as demography, war, civil strife, and economic breakdowns which have major effects. This…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
Reath Warren, Anne – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
This article reports on language narratives in the ecology of a Vietnamese community language school (VCLS) in Australia. The study takes a dialogical perspective, where the stories about language that informants in the research setting tell are understood to shape and be shaped by the contexts in which they are told. Systematic analysis of…
Descriptors: Vietnamese, Community Schools, Native Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
Berezkina, Maimu – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how institutional language managers make and legitimize decisions about language choice on state websites. The focus lies on state institutions in two technologically advanced European nation-states: Estonia and Norway. The analysis is empirically based on interviews with employees at the institutions who…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Web Sites, Decision Making
Barros, Sandro R. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Despite the long history of multilingualism in the U.S., language rights debates have tended to center almost exclusively on the acquisition of English as an issue of equity for citizens who are speakers of other languages. Policies advanced in the name of "access" and "equity" continue to frame English as the only viable means…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Access to Education
De Meulder, Maartje – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Through the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act, British Sign Language (BSL) was given legal status in Scotland. The main motives for the Act were a desire to put BSL on a similar footing with Gaelic and the fact that in Scotland, BSL signers are the only group whose first language is not English who must rely on disability discrimination…
Descriptors: Deafness, Language Planning, Sign Language, Language Minorities
Reyes, Antonio; Bonnin, Juan Eduardo – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
The acquisition of a particular language and its standard norms of use have been traditionally channeled through education, dictionaries and institutional publications, but more and more, the internet has become a recurrent platform to consult norms and rules, through different forms of electronically mediated communication in which language users…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Computer Mediated Communication, Dictionaries, Internet
Payne, Mark – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
The arrival of large numbers of Slovak Roma to Sheffield over a relatively short period has inserted two new languages (Slovak and Romani) into an already diverse, multilingual school environment. Schools face challenges in welcoming the new migrant children, inducting and integrating them and facilitating access to the English school curriculum.…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
van der Jeught, Stefaan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Language law in Belgium is based on two concepts. The territoriality principle entails that official language use varies from one linguistic region to another. The constitutional freedom of language is an essential complement to territoriality and grants residents the right to use the language of their choice. In the monolingual regions of the…
Descriptors: Freedom, Second Language Learning, Laws, Language Planning
Bagwasi, Mompoloki Mmangaka – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
This paper critiques the language practices and language-in-education policy of Botswana from a translanguaging perspective. By so doing, it revisits our commonly held perceptions about multilingualism, bilingualism and language and its boundary. We commonly perceive languages as autonomous and as having boundaries and we perceive bilingualism or…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Foreign Countries
Yan, Xi – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
In postcolonial societies, forces associated with globalization operate along with local geopolitical changes. The complex and multifaceted interactions between local, national, and global forces may take different sociolinguistic shapes in postcolonial societies. This study provides an overview of the language situation in Macao. The Portuguese…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Global Approach, Foreign Policy, Portuguese
Innes, Pamela; Skaptadóttir, Unnur Dís – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Legislation linking language course attendance and passage of a language test for residence visas and citizenship, respectively, was enacted in Iceland in the early 2000s. Curricular guidelines and the language test were developed as a result. Research in other countries suggests such structures cause teachers to create "de facto"…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Guidelines
Seals, Corinne A.; Peyton, Joy Kreeft – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
This article argues for the value of heritage language programs and the micro-level language policies that support them, focusing on a case study of a program in the USA to make this argument. We also argue for the importance of recognizing students' heritage languages, cultures, and individual goals and identities in mainstream school programs.…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Self Concept
Phan, T. T. Huyen; Hamid, M. Obaidul – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
Learner autonomy (LA) is generally accepted as an important goal, either explicit or implicit, in language education policies across polities. Fostering LA in educational settings primarily depends on the role of teachers in enacting macro-level policies at the micro level. While various top-down and bottom-up frameworks for language policy…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Personal Autonomy, Educational Policy, Second Language Learning
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