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Shen, Qi; Gao, Xuesong – Language Policy, 2019
In this opening commentary, we draw on Ruiz's (NABE J 8:15-34, 1984) metaphorical representations of language to outline the ideological and implementational spaces for language policy making in Greater China. In particular, we highlight how the 'resource' orientation allows different stakeholders to negotiate the development of language policies…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Language Planning
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Zhang, Jing; Pérez-Milans, Miguel – Language Policy, 2019
This article examines the case of minority language education in China, an area of enquiry that has received increasing attention as new studies report on how the lack of institutional recognition that minority languages receive erodes ethnic minority identities and disempowers social actors living in minority areas. Drawing on Williams' (Marxism…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept
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Lin, Man-Chiu Amay – Language Policy, 2019
This study dissects a cross-border linguistic dilemma and critiques the missed opportunities for linguistic diversity in Taiwan. Past studies have shown that immigrant mothers from Southeast Asia are discouraged from transmitting the cultures and languages of their home countries to their children, yet few voices have been heard from the mothers…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Tam, Loretta C. W.; Lau, Kwok-chang – Language Policy, 2019
This article explores the extent to which the medium of instruction (MOI) policy in Hong Kong affect ethnic minority students' Chinese language learning in school amidst postcolonial policy changes, and how the "flexible" MOI policy affects Chinese as a second language (CSL) frontline teaching in mainstream secondary schools with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Hao – Language Policy, 2019
This article reports on a multiple-case study that investigates the impact of the promotion of Putonghua on individuals' social interactions and language identities in multilingual minority regions in China. Drawing on the theory of linguistic market, the study focuses on what mediates individuals' access to the linguistic market. The 24…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Language Minorities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Han, Yawen; De Costa, Peter I.; Cui, Yaqiong – Language Policy, 2019
Building on recent calls to examine the material realities of people's lives, our paper explores how developments in ecological approaches to second language acquisition (SLA) and recent SLA identity work can help advance the language policy and planning (LPP) research agenda. To this end, we draw on (1) the multi-level transdisciplinary framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Second Language Learning
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Zheng, Yongyan; Guo, Xiaoyan – Language Policy, 2019
This paper reports on a qualitative inquiry into Chinese multilingual scholars' language practices in academic publishing as the Chinese government develops higher education competitiveness and expands multilingual foreign language education. Fifteen Chinese multilingual scholars from five non-English language divisions were interviewed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Scholarship, Writing for Publication
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Van Hoof, Sarah – Language Policy, 2018
In the globalized economy, old metadiscursive regimes have been challenged by new conditions which are often considered to be more favourable to heteroglossic practices. In Flemish Belgium, the liberalization of the TV market is said to have transformed the broadcaster VRT from a public service aiming at educating viewers into a competitive…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Television, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Countries
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Muth, Sebastian – Language Policy, 2018
It is the aim of this paper to examine the management of multilingualism in the Swiss healthcare industry and the negotiation of the oftentimes fluctuating and unstable value of linguistic resources in the care for medical tourists; on the other hand highlighting how international healthcare and medical tourism emerge as sites emblematic of the…
Descriptors: Russian, Commercialization, Hospitals, Tourism
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Bolander, Brook – Language Policy, 2018
Against the backdrop of growing sociolinguistic interest in transnationalism, this paper uses the notion of "scale" as an "ideological project" (Irvine in "Scale. Discourse and dimensions of social life," University of California Press, California, 2016: 214) to study situated discursive performances of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Muslims
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Del Percio, Alfonso – Language Policy, 2018
This article examines the strategies and forms of expertise on language and communication mobilized to engineer commodifiable migrant workers. Drawing on an ethnographic account of counselling practices in a state-run Italian job guidance centre for newly arrived migrants, I examine the calculations, tactics, and forms of expertise on language and…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Labor Market
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Schedel, Larissa Semiramis – Language Policy, 2018
Local languages/varieties play a key role in the construction of an authentic and local tourism experience. This is also the case in the bilingual town of Murten, which uses its situation at the language border between the French- and the German-speaking part of Switzerland and the local bilingualism to attract and entertain tourists in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Tourism, Language Variation, French
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Brennan, Sara C. – Language Policy, 2018
Based on ethnographic fieldwork in two towns in the Republic of Ireland, this article explores the local negotiation, endorsement, and contestation of two community-level Irish language advocacy organizations' attempts to regulate the use of Irish in business by mobilizing discourses of language commodification to position Irish as a commercial…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Irish, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Cavanaugh, Jillian R. – Language Policy, 2018
Although the relationship between language and economic activity has long been a topic of scholarly research, much of it building on the work of Raymond Williams and Pierre Bourdieu, recent attention to the commodification of language and its relationship to global economies and late capitalism moves this conversation in new directions. The…
Descriptors: Social Change, Sociolinguistics, Neoliberalism, Language Planning
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Jain, Ritu; Wee, Lionel – Language Policy, 2018
In this paper, we present Singapore's language policy as a case of flexible responsiveness to demographic and societal shifts as a result of high migration. The particular need to accommodate the enhanced linguistic diversity among the linguistically heterogeneous Indians, previously served by Tamil, has led to the "semiofficial"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Indo European Languages, Demography
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