Title Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy (Multilingual Matters)
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher UK Multilingual Matters 2001
1853595284 / 9781853595288
Seller ID 055594
210 indexed pages including bibliography. The aim of this book is to investigate motives for action on language. Seven seem to recur: identity, insecurity, ideology, image, inequality, integration and instrumentality. The author relates those to wider issues of personal and social motivation, discussing the language strategies, plans and policies of a number of individuals, communities and states. Table of Contents: Introduction; 1. Identity; Regional Languages in France 1539 to 195; Arabic in Algeria 1962 to 1990; Catalan 1978 to 1998; Indian Language Policy from 1950; The 1993 Welsh Language Act; 2. Ideology; The Standard Language in the UK 1988-1995; 3. Image; Language Spread: The Case for German; Japanese Abroad; A European Language Policy; 4. Insecurity; Language Policy in Central Europe: Fear of the Gypsies?; Official Neologisms in French; 5. Inequality; Language and Gender; The European Chart for Regional and Minority Languages; The Australian National Policy on languages; 6. Integration and Instrumentality; Immigration; The lingua franca; Individuals and Language Acquisition; 7. Measuring Motivation in language Planning and Language Policy; 8. The Language Behaviour of Individuals and Communities; 9. Language Policy: the Language Behaviour of those in Power; 10. Conclusion. The Author is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at Aston University, UK. His interests lie in the interface between language and society.