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Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy (Multilingual Matters), Ager, Dennis

Author Name    Ager, Dennis

Title   Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy (Multilingual Matters)

Binding   Soft Cover

Book Condition   Good

Edition   1st Edition

Size   12mo

Publisher   UK Multilingual Matters 2001

ISBN Number    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.

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