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1st Edition

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

ISBN 9780367732288
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.