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Language Policy and Planning

Edited by Thomas Ricento

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The field of language policy and planning has evolved over the past half century into a flourishing field of academic inquiry, with identifiable research agendas, methods, and findings. Edited by Thomas Ricento, alongside an editorial advisory group of five leading scholars, this new Routledge collection features all the key articles published, both foundational and critical scholarship, to provide a comprehensive documentary record of a vibrant academic area.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Theoretical and Historical Foundations

1. C. A. Ferguson, ‘Diglossia’, Word, 1959, 15, 325–40.

2. E. Haugen, ‘Planning for a Standard Language in Modern Norway’, Anthropological Linguistics, 1959, 1, 3, 8–21.

3. J. A. Fishman, ‘Language Maintenance and Language Shift as a Field of Inquiry’, Linguistics, 1964, 2, 9, 32–70.

4. H. Kloss, ‘Abstand Languages’ and ‘Ausbau Languages’, Anthropological Linguistics, 1967, 9, 7, 29–41.

5. D. Hymes, ‘Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Setting’, Journal of Social Issues, 1967, 23, 2, 8–28.

6. W. E. Lambert, ‘A Social Psychology of Bilingualism’, Journal of Social Issues, 1967, 23, 2, 91–109.

7. W. A. Stewart, ‘A Sociolinguistic Typology for Describing National Multilingualism’, in J. A. Fishman (ed.), Readings in the Sociology of Language (Mouton, 1968), pp. 531–45.

8. B. H. Jernudd and J. Das Gupta, ‘Towards a Theory of Language Planning’, in J. Rubin and B. H. Jernudd (eds.), Can Language be Planned? Sociolinguistic Theory and Practice for Developing Nations (University Press of Hawaii, 1971), pp. 195–215.

9. H. C. Kelman, ‘Language as an Aid and Barrier to Involvement in the National System’, in J. Rubin and B. H. Jernudd (eds.), Can Language be Planned? Sociolinguistic Theory and Practice for Developing Nations (University Press of Hawaii, 1971), pp. 21–51.

10. J. Rubin, ‘Evaluation and Language Planning’, in J. Rubin and B. H. Jernudd (eds.), Can Language be Planned? Sociolinguistic Theory and Practice for Developing Nations (University Press of Hawaii, 1971), pp. 217–52.

11. A. H. Leibowitz, ‘Language as a Means of Social Control: The United States Experience’ (ERIC Document ED 093 168, Eric Clearinghouse, Washington, D.C., 1974).

12. K. D. Mc Rae, ‘The Principle of Territoriality and the Principle of Personality in Multilingual States’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 1975, 4, 33–54.

13. J. Cobarrubias, ‘Ethical Issues in Status Planning’, in J. Cobarrubias and J. A. Fishman (eds.), Progress in Language Planning: International Perspectives (Mouton, 1983), pp. 41–85.

14. J. A. Fishman, ‘What is Reversing Language Shift (RLS) and How Can it Succeed?’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1990, 11, 1–2, 5–36.

15. B. Weinstein, ‘Political Goals of Language Policies’, in G. Imhoff (ed.), Learning in Two Languages: From Conflict to Consensus in the Reorganization of Schools (Transaction Publishers, 1990), pp. 163–87.

16. J. W. Tollefson, ‘The Ideology of Language Planning Theory’, in J. W. Tollefson, Planning Language, Planning Inequality: Language Policy in the Community (Longman, 1991), pp. 22–42.

17. N. C. Dorian, ‘Purism vs. Compromise in Language Revitalization and Language Revival’, Language in Society, 1994, 23, 4, 479–94.

18. J. Blommaert, ‘Language Planning as a Discourse on Language and Society: The Linguistic Ideology of a Scholarly Tradition’, Language Problems and Language Planning, 1996, 20, 3, 199–222.

19. P. Mühlhäusler, ‘Language Planning and Language Ecology’, Current Issues in Language Planning, 2000, 1, 3, 306–67.

20. T. Ricento, ‘Historical and Theoretical Perspectives in Language Policy and Planning’, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2000, 4, 2, 196–213.

21. F. Grin, ‘Language Planning and Economics’, Current Issues in Language Planning, 2003, 4, 1, 1–66.

22. D. C. Johnson, ‘Ethnography of Language Policy’, Language Policy, 2009, 8, 139–59.

Volume II: Language Policy and Language Rights

23. H. Kloss, ‘Language Rights of Immigrant Groups’, International Migration Review, 1971, 5, 2, 250–68.

24. R. Ruiz, ‘Orientations in Language Planning’, NABE Journal, 1984, 8, 2, 15–34.

25. J. Pool, ‘Thinking about Linguistic Discrimination’, Language Problems & Language Planning, 1987, 11, 3–21.

26. N. Alexander, Language Policy and National Unity in South Africa/Azania (Buchu Books, 1989), chs. 1 and 5.

27. C. B. Paulston, ‘Language Policies and Language Rights’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 1997, 26, 73–85.

28. N. H. Hornberger, ‘Language Policy, Language Education, Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, and International Perspectives’, Language in Society, 1998, 27, 4, 439–58.

29. C. Stroud, ‘African Mother-Tongue Programmes and the Politics of Language: Linguistic Citizenship Versus Linguistic Human Rights’, Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, 2001, 22, 4, 339–55.

30. W. Kymlicka and A. Patten, ‘Language Rights and Political Theory’, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003, 23, 3–21.

31. S. May, ‘Rearticulating the Case for Minority Language Rights’, Current Issues in Language Planning, 2003, 4, 2, 95–125.

32. T. Skutnabb-Kangas, ‘Language Policy and Linguistic Human Rights’, in T. Ricento (ed.), An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method (Blackwell, 2006), pp. 273–91.

33. S. Romaine, ‘Planning for the Survival of Linguistic Diversity’, Language Policy, 2006, 5, 441–73.

34. H. De Schutter, ‘Language Policy and Political Philosophy: On the Emerging Linguistic Justice Debate’, Language Problems & Language Planning, 2007, 31, 1, 1–23.

35. L. Wee, ‘Neutrality in Language Policy’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010, 31, 4, 421–34.

Volume III: Language Policy in Education

36. R. Fasold, ‘Vernacular Language Education’, in K. R. Fasold (ed.), The Sociolinguistics of Society (Basil Blackwell, 1984), pp. 292–315).

37. B. Spolsky, ‘Maori Bilingual Education and Language Revitalization’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Education, 1989, 10, 2, 89–105.

38. K. A. Woolard and T.-J. Gahng, ‘Changing Language Policies and Attitudes in Autonomous Catalonia’, Language in Society, 1990, 19, 3, 311–30.

39. N. H. Hornberger and K. King, ‘Language Revitalization in the Andes: Can the Schools Reverse Language Shift?’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1996, 17, 427–41.

40. T. Ricento and N. H. Hornberger, ‘Unpeeling the Onion: Language Planning and Policy and the ELT Professional’, TESOL Quarterly, 1996, 30, 3, 401–27.

41. T. Wiley and M. Lukes, ‘English-only and Standard English Ideologies in the U.S.’, TESOL Quarterly, 1996, 30, 3, 511–35.

42. K. A. Davis, ‘Dynamics of Indigenous Language Maintenance’, in T. Huebner and K. A. Davis (eds.), Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA (John Benjamins, 1999), pp. 67–98.

43. D. Corson, ‘Critical Policymaking’, in D. Corson (ed.), Language Policy in Schools: A Resource for Teachers and Administrators (Routledge, 1999), pp. 60–84.

44. D. W. Gegeo and K. A. Watson-Gegeo, ‘The Critical Villager: Transforming Language and Education in Solomon Islands’, in J. Tollefson (ed.), Language Policies in Education: Critical Issues (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002), pp. 309–25.

45. E. Williams and J. Cook, ‘Pathways and Labyrinths: Language and Education in Development’, TESOL Quarterly, 2002, 36, 3, 297–322.

46. T. L. McCarty, ‘Revitalising Indigenous Languages in Homogenizing Times’, Comparative Education, 2003, 39, 2, 147–63.

47. V. Ramanathan, ‘Rethinking Language Planning and Policy from the Ground Up: Refashioning Institutional Realities and Human Lives’, Current Issues in Language Planning, 2005, 6, 2, 89–101.

48. K. Menken, ‘Teaching to the Test: How No Child Left Behind Impacts Language Policy, Curriculum, and Instruction for English Language Learners’, Bilingual Research Journal, 2006, 30, 2, 521–46.

49. E. Shohamy, ‘Language Tests as Language Policy Tools’, Assessment in Education, 2007, 14, 1, 117–30.

50. M. Martin-Jones, ‘Bilingualism, Education, and the Regulation of Access to Language Resources’, in M. Heller (ed.), Bilingualism: A Social Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 161–82.

51. K. King, L. Fogle, and A. Logan-Terry, ‘Family Language Policy’, Language and Linguistics Compass, 2008, 2, 5, 907–22.

52. M. McGroarty, ‘Home Language: Refuge, Resistance, Resource?’, Language Teaching, 2012, 45, 1, 89–104.

Volume IV: Language Policy and Globalization

53. S. Gal, ‘Language and Political Economy’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 1989, 18, 345–67.

54. A. Mazrui, ‘Language Policy and the Foundations of Democracy: An African Perspective’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 1996, 118, 107–24.

55. M. Heller, ‘Globalization, the New Economy and the Commodification of Language and Identity’, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2003, 7, 4, 473–92.

56. S. Makoni and A. Pennycook, ‘Disinventing and (Re)constituting languages’, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2005, 2, 3, 137–56.

57. M. Gazzola, ‘Managing Multilingualism in the European Union: Language Policy Evaluation for the European Parliament’, Language Policy, 2006, 5, 393–417.

58. G.-Q. Liu and J. Lo Bianco, ‘Teaching Chinese, Teaching in Chinese, and Teaching the Chinese’, Language Policy, 2007, 6, 95–117.

59. R. E. Hamel, ‘The Dominance of English in the International Scientific Periodical Literature and the Future of Language in Science’, AILA Review, 2007, 20, 53–71.

60. R. Phillipson, ‘The Linguistic Imperialism of Neoliberal Empire’, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2008, 5, 1, 1–43.

61. S. Sonntag, ‘Linguistic Globalization and the Call Center Industry: Imperialism, Hegemony or Cosmopolitanism?’, Language Policy, 2009, 8, 5–25.

62. U. Ammon, ‘World Languages: Trends and Futures’, in N. Coupland (ed.), The Handbook of Language and Globalization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 101–22.

63. P. Ives, ‘Cosmopolitanism and Global English: Language Politics in Globalization Debates’, Political Studies, 2010, 58, 516–35.

64. S. S. Mufwene, ‘The Role of Mother-tongue Schooling in Eradicating Poverty: A Response to Language and Poverty’, Language, 2010, 86, 4, 910–32.

65. T. Ricento, ‘Political Economy and English as a "Global" Language’, Critical Multilingualism Studies, 2012, 1, 1, 30–52.

66. P. G. Djité, ‘Language and Development: Theories and Sobering Realities’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2014, 225, 147–61.

67. J. W. Tollefson and A. B. Tsui, ‘Language Diversity and Language Policy in Educational Access and Equity’, Review of Research in Education, 2014, 38, 189–214.

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