Review of 'Language Policy' [by Bernard Spolsky]

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Title Review of 'Language Policy' [by Bernard Spolsky]
Author Richard B. Baldauf, Jr; Li, Minglin
Journal Name Language in Society
Year Published 2008
Place of publication UK
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract In the past five years, several books (Baker 2002, Ricento 2006, Shohamy 2006) and a journal, all entitled Language policy, have appeared, attesting to the interest in this topic. Volumes in this Cambridge series, “Key Topics in Sociolinguistics,” are meant to provide “accessible yet challenging accounts of the most important issues to consider when examining the relationships between language and society” (n.p.). Spolsky's volume explores many of the debates at the forefront of language policy: ideas of correctness and bad language, bilingualism and multilingualism, language death and efforts to preserve endangered languages, language choice as a human and civil right, and language education policy. Unlike the topical collections previously listed, it suggests a sustained theoretical model of what the field might entail.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 37
Issue Number 1
Page from 123
Page to 127
ISSN 0047-4045
Date Accessioned 2011-03-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
Publication Type Letter or Note
Publication Type Code c3x

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