NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 13 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Da Costa Cabral, Ildegrada; Martin-Jones, Marilyn – AILA Review, 2017
This article reveals how center-periphery relations have unfolded, over time, in language policy processes in one nation--Timor-Leste--on the global periphery. We take a "longue durĂ©e" perspective on the language policy processes at work in this historical context, showing how different regimes of language were imposed, in the past, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Language Planning, Portuguese
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Darquennes, Jeroen – AILA Review, 2013
After a very broad description of what language policy and planning is about this paper presents an overview of some of the current preoccupations of researchers focusing on language policy and planning as one of the blooming fields of applied linguistics. The current issues in language policy and planning research that are dealt with include…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Language Research, Applied Linguistics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fortanet-Gomez, Inmaculada – AILA Review, 2012
Today, more and more universities in Spain are starting to design language policies, usually including Spanish and English. At the same time, Spain has a special socio-political context since part of its territory is already bilingual. This paper examines the opinions and attitudes of academics at a bilingual Valencian-Spanish university which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ruanni, T.; Tupas, F. – AILA Review, 2009
Fixation on language in language policy debates is not a natural given. In fact, it has to be re-examined. This paper argues that another effective way to look at language policy is to suspend talk on language, and instead first engage with social development issues where people are at the heart of the social landscape. It discusses three ways of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Social Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hashim, Azirah – AILA Review, 2009
This paper focusses on language and education issues in Malaysia as they have unfolded in the context of nation building, societal multilingualism and globalization from independence to the present day. The paper first examines the origin and nature of language and medium-of-instruction policies in Malaysia and the rationale for them. Secondly, it…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Role, Global Approach, Criticism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Li, David C. S. – AILA Review, 2009
Despite the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) government's determination to implement the "mother tongue education" policy amid strong social resistance one year after the handover, English remains a prestigious language in society. The need for Putonghua (Mandarin/Standard Chinese) is also increasing following ever-expanding…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Feng, Anwei – AILA Review, 2009
This paper starts with an overview of the sociolinguistic context and a series of policy documents concerning English language education promulgated recently in China. It moves on to an analysis of disparities in English language education policies practised in different regions, differences between urban and rural areas, between social classes…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Linguistics, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bruthiaux, Paul – AILA Review, 2009
In any discussion of multilingual Asia, caution is in order, for two reasons. One is that Asia is a vast land mass connecting variegated peoples cartographically but not sociologically. Second, describing and accounting for the sociolinguistic complexities of Asia (or anywhere else, for that matter) is history in the making in that, just like…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Foreign Countries, Models, Multilingualism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – AILA Review, 2008
Research on minority languages is ordinarily not well known by speakers of "big" languages but it has focused on several areas of Applied Linguistics and it is relevant to many areas. This current volume of "AILA Review" features five articles. Each of the articles emphasizes some aspects of research, depending on the recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Language Minorities, Language Usage
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ammon, Ulrich – AILA Review, 2007
This volume is about the role of different languages in science and scientific communication, with the focus on the status and function of entire languages like English, Chinese, Russian, etc. and not on structural details of these languages--following the distinction between status and corpus in language planning. However, the latter, i.e. corpus…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language Usage, Language Planning, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rajagopalan, Kanavillil – AILA Review, 2005
This paper is an attempt to take stock of the politics of language as it has been playing out in Latin America, ever since the countries in this region were colonized by European powers, mainly Spain and Portugal. Linguistic imperialism is by no means a new phenomenon in this part of the world. In more recent times, the relentless advance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Language Dominance, Foreign Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Makoni, Sinfree; Meinhof, Ulrike H. – AILA Review, 2004
The aim of this article is to analyze the nature of the historical and contemporary social contexts within which applied linguistics in Africa emerged, and is currently practiced. The article examines the challenges "local" applied Linguistics in Africa is confronted with as it tries to amplify applied linguistic programs emanating from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Environment, Educational Practices
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Grabe, William – AILA Review, 2004
This overview focuses on the work of Applied Linguistics in North America with an emphasis on publications in the past 6 years. Follow a brief interpretive section on the nature and status of Applied Linguistics, the article reviews a number of major areas of research in Applied Linguistics. These areas include second language acquisition (and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Publications, Literature Reviews