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Language Policy and Language Planning
by Sue Wright
Language policy and planning is rarely just about language; it always has political, social and ethical dimensions. This is 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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
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A good introductory read if this topic is something that interests you. However, I would have liked to see more attention given to ecological language planning perspectives. As it is, there is only one chapter for endangered languages and I feel it fails to capture the essence or importance of ecolinguistics. It's a dense read, with a lot of history discussed, but serves its purpose overall.