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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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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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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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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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Ferguson, Jenanne; Sidorova, Lena – Language Policy, 2018
Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in Russia's Far Eastern Federal District, was often described in 19th and early 20th century accounts as being unique in the Russian Empire in that it was not a solely "Russian" city; rather, it was a Sakha (Yakut) place. Its population, Russian and Sakha alike, were conversant in the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language Planning, Russian, Language Usage
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Karlander, David – Language Policy, 2018
This article deals with the politics of classification in contemporary Sweden. It analyses the language political dispute that has developed over the language political regulation of Övdalsk, a non-standard form of Scandinavian spoken in Älvdalen in northern central Sweden. The analysis focuses on the ways in which a discursive exchange over…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Minorities, Swedish, Language Planning
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Cohen, Hagit – Language Policy, 2018
Attitudes towards language and language education policy (LEP) interact with groups' identities, internal dynamics and intergroup relations. Combining quantitative and qualitative measures, we focused on the Habad community--a Jewish ultra-Orthodox (UO) minority in Israel--exploring its LEP and community attitudes toward languages meaningful to…
Descriptors: Language Planning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Gender Differences
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Wigglesworth-Baker, Teresa – Language Policy, 2018
This research analyses how effective multilingual educational reforms (MLE) have been in post-Soviet Georgia in helping ethnic minorities to learn Georgian as a second language in order to integrate into Georgian society. It also examines the language ideologies at play within the interactive dynamics of top-down and bottom-up discourses. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Change, Language Attitudes, Social Integration
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Niyomugabo, Cyprien; Uwizeyimana, Valentin – Language Policy, 2018
Depending on different factors, aspects of human language such as orthography, lexicon, and pronunciation can change through bottom-up or top-down planning approaches. This article investigates Kinyarwanda language users' attitudes towards Kinyarwanda orthography change, which was implemented on 13 October 2014 in Rwanda. It also discusses the…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Planning, Language Usage, African Languages
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Bruzos, Alberto; Erdocia, Iker; Khan, Kamran – Language Policy, 2018
Spain has followed the lead of other Western countries by establishing new citizenship requirements for immigrants. In 2015, the "Real Decreto" 1004/2015 was passed, making both knowledge of culture and history of Spain and knowledge of Spanish language a requisite for immigrants wishing to become citizens. In order to fulfill this legal…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Immigrants, Spanish, History
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Shulist, Sarah – Language Policy, 2018
This paper examines the implications and implementation of official language policy designed to support endangered Indigenous languages in the municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil. The policy, in place since late 2001, declared three of the region's many Indigenous languages (Nheengatú, Tukano, and Baniwa) to be…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Official Languages
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Catedral, Lydia; Djuraeva, Madina – Language Policy, 2018
Scholars have demonstrated that small-scale relatively private family decisions about language are intertwined with parental language ideologies. Using data from the context of multilingual Central Asian families--including those living in Central Asia and those living abroad--this study employs socially situated analysis of discourse and…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Moral Values, Family Relationship, Decision Making
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Or, Iair G. – Language Policy, 2016
The nativization of Modern Hebrew at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth is one of the most commonly cited examples of language planning and (possibly) revival. The Hebrew Language Committee, which was the main body responsible for Hebrew language planning in the formative years 1890-1953, held numerous discussions…
Descriptors: Role, Religion, Judaism, Semitic Languages
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Heugh, Kathleen – Language Policy, 2016
This article offers a historiographic analysis of twentieth century debates amongst agents with linguistic, missionary and ideological interest in the standardisation or harmonisation of two widely used clusters of languages in South Africa, Nguni and Sotho. The discussion illustrates how faith-based and political ideologies interact with and…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Standard Spoken Usage, Language Attitudes
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