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Thingnes, Jorunn Simonsen – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
Sámi University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) in Norway is one of few institutions of higher education worldwide that mainly operates in an Indigenous language. According to the institution's vision, Indigenous peoples' values stand at the centre, and the Sámi language is heard and read daily. However, as an academic institution operating nationally…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Indigenous Populations, Native Language, Languages
Sanden, Guro R. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This paper examines the use of the two written Norwegian language standards, Nynorsk and Bokmål, by companies in Norway. By adopting a legal perspective on the language policy of Norway as stipulated by the Language Council of Norway (2005) and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church (2008), the paper investigates how 492 of the largest…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Language Variation, Written Language, Standards
Noda, Mamiko; O'Regan, John P. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This article focuses upon the Japanese government's decision in 2009 to direct an 'English-only' strategy for English language education in senior high schools from 2013. In the "Course of Study 2009," and more recently again in the "Course of Study 2018," the Japanese government implicitly blames the local grammar-translation…
Descriptors: Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Mackenzie, Lee – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
The National Bilingual Programme was launched in order to promote English learning in Colombia. The failure of this programme and subsequent iterations is well-documented, and research has also examined some of its negative effects for different societal groups. However, a comprehensive study of the social justice implications of Colombia's…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
Sharbawi, Salbrina; Jaidin, Jainatul Halida – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
In 2009, Brunei's Ministry of Education unveiled the National Education System for the twenty-first century, popularly termed the SPN21, to replace the 1984 bilingual education system (the "Dwibahasa"). What immediately stood out about the SPN21 is the apparent heavier emphasis placed on English over the Official language, "Bahasa…
Descriptors: Language Planning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Costa-Carreras, Joan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This initial work on evaluating standardisation tries to explore to what extent standardisation can be evaluated in the same way as terminology planning and language policy and planning. The main reason for exploring this issue is that this kind of evaluation is necessary and has not been undertaken systematically. The work aims to verify the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Standards, Vocabulary
Sanden, Guro R. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
An increasing number of multilingual organisations such as multinational corporations (MNCs) choose to address linguistic diversity through corporate language policies, for example by adopting a common corporate language. Although a common corporate language may improve efficiency of communication at the front-line level, previous research has…
Descriptors: Corporations, Language Planning, Multilingualism, International Trade
Vogel, Anna – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
Corpus planning has attracted attention ever since Deborah Cameron's seminal "Verbal Hygiene" (1995). However, evaluations of corpus planning aimed at addressing linguistic discrimination have been surprisingly scarce. Because corpus planning costs energy, time and money, evaluations are important for future actions. This study discusses…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Swedish, Language Planning, Language Attitudes
Weekly, Robert – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
In this paper, I draw on interview data with multilingual British South-Asian English language teachers to examine their language attitudes and beliefs about the responsibility for heritage language maintenance in the UK. While all the participants feel that it is important for heritage languages to be maintained, differences emerged with respect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Heritage Education, Teacher Attitudes
Karlsson, Susanna; Karlsson, Tom S. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This article examines Language Policy documents within higher education institutions in Sweden. Its main focus is on how national language policies and policies for internationalization of the higher education are reinterpreted as local language policy. The analysis of ideologies surrounding the prescribed language(s) in meetings of decision…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Swedish
Han, Yanmei; Wu, Xiaodan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This research studies language policy, linguistic landscape and residents' perception of language use in Guangzhou, China, exploring the extent to which they are convergent with or divergent from one another. With the triad framework encompassing spatial practice, conceived space and lived space [Trumper-Hecht, N. (2010). Linguistic landscape in…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Guidelines
Chen, Xiuwen; Dervin, Fred; Tao, Jian; Zhao, Ke – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
Against the backdrop of the Belt and Road Initiative, the study reports on the ideological construction of multilingualism in higher education in mainland China. Through a new methodological approach combining intertextual discourse analysis and thematic analysis, this paper concentrates on the interplay of ideologies towards multilingualism…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Dang, Thi Kim Anh; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
The literature on English-medium instruction (EMI) has predominantly focused on contexts where English is not the first language. Little is known about EMI in traditional English-speaking (Anglophone) contexts like Australia, where English is the first language. The highly internationalised Australian higher education has witnessed a growing…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, International Education
John Albury, Nathan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This paper revisits the tension in sociolinguistics between the linguistic capital associated with languages of socioeconomic mobility, and the cultural and identity value of local languages. With Malaysia as a case study, the paper shows that although this economy-versus-culture tension may be a go-to ideological paradigm in sociolinguistics for…
Descriptors: Preferences, Language of Instruction, Sociolinguistics, Social Mobility
Kretzer, Michael M.; Kaschula, Russell H. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
Language policy is an influencing factor of the educational outcome for pupils in Africa. Colonial languages have been largely used and African Languages are neglected. Despite this, the South African Constitution (1996) declares eleven official languages. However, curricular developments favour Afrikaans and English. To analyse the implementation…
Descriptors: Language Planning, African Languages, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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