|aThe Cambridge handbook of language policy /|cedited by Bernard Spolsky.
|aCambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|cc2012.
|axvi, 738 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aCambridge handbooks in language and linguistics
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -714) and indexes.
|tWhat is language policy? /|rBernard Spolsky --|tHistory of the field : a sketch /|rBjörn Jernudd and Jiří Nekvapil --|tPhilosophy of language policy /|rDenise Réaume and Meital Pinto --|tLanguage policy, the nation and nationalism /|rSue Wright --|tEthnic identity and language policy /|rOfelia García --|tDiversity and language policy for endangered languages /|rJulia Sallabank --|tLanguage is just a tool! On the instrumentalist approach to language /|rDavid Robichaud and Helder De Schutter --|tLanguage policy at the supranational level /|rFernand de Varennes --|tLanguage policy, territorialism and regional autonomy /|rColin H. Williams --|tImperialism and colonialism /|rRobert Phillipson --|tLanguage policy at the municipal level /|rPeter Backhaus --|tLanguage policy and management in service domains : brokering communication for linguistic minorities in the community /|rClaudia V. Angelelli --|tUS language policy in defence and attack /|rRichard D. Brecht and William P. Rivers --|tLanguage policy and medium of instruction in formal education /|rStephen L. Walter and Carol Benson --|tLanguage policy in education : additional languages /|rJasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter --|tLanguage policy in the workplace /|rAlexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller --|tLanguage policy and religion /|rChristina Bratt Paulston and Jonathan M. Watt --|tLanguage policy in the family /|rStephen J. Caldas --|tLanguage policies and the Deaf community /|rSherman E. Wilcox, Verena Krausneker and David F. Armstrong --|tTransnationalism, migration and language education policy /|rKendall A. King and Adam C. Rambow --|tLanguage management agencies /|rJohn Edwards --|tLiteracy and writing reform /|rFlorian Coulmas and Federica Guerini --|tLanguage activism and language policy /|rMary Carol Combs and Susan D. Penfield --|tEnglish in language policy and management /|rGibson Ferguson --|tNational language revival movements : reflections from India, Israel, Indonesia and Ireland /|rJoseph Lo Bianco --|tColonial and post-colonial language policies in Africa : historical and emerging landscapes /|rSinfree Makoni ... [et al.] --|tIndigenous language planning and policy in the Americas /|rTeresa L. McCarty --|tLanguage policy in the European Union (EU) /|rUlrich Ammon --|tLanguage policy management in the former Soviet sphere /|rGabrielle Hogan-Brun and Svitlana Melnyk --|tLanguage policy in Asia and the Pacific /|rRichard B. Baldauf Jr. and Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen.
Over the last 50 years, language policy has developed into a major discipline, drawing on research and practice in many nations and at many levels. This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey, covering language practices, beliefs about language varieties, and methods and agencies for language management. It provides a historical background which traces the development of classical language planning, describes activities associated with indigenous and endangered languages, and contains chapters on imperialism, colonialism, effects of migration and globalization, and educational policy. It also evaluates language management agencies, analyzes language activism and looks at language cultivation (including reform of writing systems, orthography and modernized terminology). The definitive guide to the subject, it will be welcomed by students, researchers and language professionals in linguistics, education and politics.