1st Edition

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

Edited By Gregory Paul Glasgow, Jeremie Bouchard Copyright 2019
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This concise collection features seven studies on agency in language policy and planning across five different national contexts. Building on themes explored in Agency in Language Policy and Planning, this volume highlights the complex relationship between agency and broader ideological discourses, integrating social theory toward contributing to and enhancing growing scholarship on language policy and planning. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in language policy and planning, language and education, critical sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.


    Gregory Paul Glasgow and Jeremie Bouchard

    1 Torn between two nation-states: Agency and power in linguistic identity negotiation in minority contexts

    Lucija Šimičić

    2 Agency in bottom-up language planning: Motives of language maintenance in the South Sudanese community of Australia

    Aniko Hatoss

    3 Challenges to nationalism in language planning: Street names in Malaysia

    Peter KW Tan

    4 Exploring agency and language choice in Semai language maintenance

    Esther F. Boucher-Yip

    5 Agency and language-in-education policy in Vietnamese higher education

    Obaidul Hamid, Huong Thu Nguyen, Huy Van Nguyen and T.T. Huyen Phan

    6 Mediating teacher candidate sense of agency in response to policy and curricula planning in a community-based adult English language program

    Sarina Chugani Molina

    7 Trans-semiotising pedagogy as an agentive response to monolingual language policy: an Australian case study

    Sue Ollerhead


    Gregory Paul Glasgow, an assistant professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan, conducts research on the impact of language education policy on teacher agency and pedagogical practice. His latest book chapters appear in the volume Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Asia: Lessons from Japan and Vietnam (Routledge).

    Jeremie Bouchard is associate professor at Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan. His research is a sociological exploration of language emerging from the complex relationship between culture, structure and agency. His latest monograph is titled Ideology, Agency, and Intercultural Communicative Competence.