Language Policy and Language Planning
From Nationalism to Globalisation
By (author) Sue Wright
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Language Policy and Language Planning by Sue Wright
Book DescriptionA comprehensive advanced textbook, covering not only language learning imposed by economic or political agendas but also language choices entered into freely for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage or group identity. The first part of the book reviews the development and role of standard languages in the construction of national communities and identities. The second part examines the linguistic accommodation of groups in contact, major lingua francas and the case of 'International English'. The third section explores reactions to nationalism and globalization, with some attention to language rights. The book further deals with methodological problems of working in this interdisciplinary area, and provides detailed illustrations from a range of countries and communities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333986424
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sue Wright
Language Policy and Language Planning, Paperback (January 2016)
This revised second edition is a comprehensive overview of why we speak the languages that we do. It covers language learning imposed by political and economic agendas as well as language choices entered into willingly for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage and group identity.
New Ethnicities and Language Use, Hardback (August 2006)View all books by Sue Wright
The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized, as dominant voices from their communities seek to foreground and hold in place their alternative positioning. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit, a Britishness with inflections.
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Author Biography - Sue Wright
SUE WRIGHT is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Languages and European Studies at Aston University. She has published extensively on the role of language in nation building, European integration and globalization. Her latests books include Community and Communication and Whose Europe? ( with D.Smith).
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