Language Policy and Language Planning: From Nationalism to Globalisation

Language Policy and Language Planning: From Nationalism to Globalisation

By: Sue Wright (author)Paperback

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A comprehensive advanced textbook, covering not only language learning imposed by economic or political agendas but also language choices entered into freely for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage or group identity. The first part of the book reviews the development and role of standard languages in the construction of national communities and identities. The second part examines the linguistic accommodation of groups in contact, major lingua francas and the case of 'International English'. The third section explores reactions to nationalism and globalization, with some attention to language rights. The book further deals with methodological problems of working in this interdisciplinary area, and provides detailed illustrations from a range of countries and communities.

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SUE WRIGHT is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Languages and European Studies at Aston University. She has published extensively on the role of language in nation building, European integration and globalization. Her latests books include Community and Communication and Whose Europe? ( with D.Smith).

Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE: COMMUNITY AND THE ROLE OF NATIONAL LANGUAGE From Language Continuum to Linguistic Mosaic: European Language Communities from the Feudal Period to the Age of Nationalism Language Planning in State Nations and Nation States Nation Building in the Wake of Colonialism: Old Concepts in New Settings PART TWO: TRANSCENDENCE AND LANGUAGE LEARNING Transcending the Group: Languages of Contact and Lingua Francas French: The Rise and Fall of a Prestige Lingua Franca English: From Language Empire to the Language of Globalisation Language in a Post-national Era: Hegemony or Transcendence? PART THREE: RENAISSANCE AND REVITALISATION IN SMALL LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES New Discourse, New Legal Instruments and a New Political Context for Minorities and their Languages The Fragmentation of the Old Nation States and the Rise of Small Nations Endangered Languages Conclusion: Identity and Community: Communication and Transcendence Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780333986424
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780333986424
  • weight: 414
  • ISBN10: 0333986423

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