Language Policy: Hidden Agendas and New Approaches by Elana Shohamy PDF

By Elana Shohamy

Policies relating language use are more and more demonstrated in an age of widespread migration and cultural synthesis. With conflicting elements and altering political climates influencing the policy-makers, Elana Shohamy considers the results that those guidelines have at the actual humans concerned. utilizing examples from the united states and united kingdom, she exhibits how language rules are promoted and imposed, openly and covertly, throughout diversified international locations and in several contexts.

Concluding with arguments for a extra democratic and open method of language coverage and making plans, the ultimate word is one in all optimism, suggesting options for resistance to language attrition and how you can guard the linguistic rights of teams and individuals.

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