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Mustafawi, Eiman; Shaaban, Kassim – Language Policy, 2019
The State of Qatar, in cooperation with the RAND Corporation, launched in 2002 an ambitious educational reform and development plan, "Education for a New Era," which included, among other things, the instating of English as the medium of instruction (EMI) in mathematics, science, and technology in the K-12 system. From the start, the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Csernicskó, István; Beregszászi, Anikó – Language Policy, 2019
In this paper, we explore the role of mundane artefacts, namely bank notes, in the construction of language policy. Our case study involves a site of complex language policy and politics, namely the current day territory of Transcarpathia. During the twentieth century the region of Transcarpathia belonged to several different states: to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Planning, Politics, History
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Drackley, Patrick – Language Policy, 2019
This paper addresses the role of bottom-up prescriptive pressures in language policy debates and their interplay with institution-driven, top-down influences. I approach this issue through an analysis of social media data concerning debates surrounding recent orthographic reform in France. Building on Heyd's (Lang Soc 43: 489-514, 2014) discussion…
Descriptors: French, Spelling, Social Media, Language Planning
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Wells, Naomi – Language Policy, 2019
While the idea of a named language as a separate and discrete identity is a political and social construct, in the cases of Sardinian and Asturian doubts over their respective 'languageness' have real material consequences, particularly in relation to language policy decisions at the state level. The Asturian example highlights how its lack of…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Language Minorities, Self Concept, Language Planning
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Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Shannon – Language Policy, 2019
Lo Bianco (Curr Issues Lang Plan 9(2):155-178, 2008) proposed an "ensemble of [three] activities" that comprise language policy: the "textual," "discursive," and "public performance" (p. 157). When expressed in language, the current study proposes that each of Lo Bianco's three activities (text, discourse,…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Usage, Social Environment
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Liu, Wei; Lin, Xiaobing – Language Policy, 2019
English as a foreign language is taught almost exclusively as a school subject in most parts of the world. However, reported in this autoethnography is our practice in family language planning in English as a foreign language (non-native to either parent). The personal narratives of our bilingual parenting experience focus on our decision making…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, English (Second Language), Family Environment
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Shen, Qi; Gao, Xuesong – Language Policy, 2019
In this opening commentary, we draw on Ruiz's (NABE J 8:15-34, 1984) metaphorical representations of language to outline the ideological and implementational spaces for language policy making in Greater China. In particular, we highlight how the 'resource' orientation allows different stakeholders to negotiate the development of language policies…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Language Planning
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Zhang, Jing; Pérez-Milans, Miguel – Language Policy, 2019
This article examines the case of minority language education in China, an area of enquiry that has received increasing attention as new studies report on how the lack of institutional recognition that minority languages receive erodes ethnic minority identities and disempowers social actors living in minority areas. Drawing on Williams' (Marxism…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept
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Lin, Man-Chiu Amay – Language Policy, 2019
This study dissects a cross-border linguistic dilemma and critiques the missed opportunities for linguistic diversity in Taiwan. Past studies have shown that immigrant mothers from Southeast Asia are discouraged from transmitting the cultures and languages of their home countries to their children, yet few voices have been heard from the mothers…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Tam, Loretta C. W.; Lau, Kwok-chang – Language Policy, 2019
This article explores the extent to which the medium of instruction (MOI) policy in Hong Kong affect ethnic minority students' Chinese language learning in school amidst postcolonial policy changes, and how the "flexible" MOI policy affects Chinese as a second language (CSL) frontline teaching in mainstream secondary schools with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Hao – Language Policy, 2019
This article reports on a multiple-case study that investigates the impact of the promotion of Putonghua on individuals' social interactions and language identities in multilingual minority regions in China. Drawing on the theory of linguistic market, the study focuses on what mediates individuals' access to the linguistic market. The 24…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Language Minorities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Han, Yawen; De Costa, Peter I.; Cui, Yaqiong – Language Policy, 2019
Building on recent calls to examine the material realities of people's lives, our paper explores how developments in ecological approaches to second language acquisition (SLA) and recent SLA identity work can help advance the language policy and planning (LPP) research agenda. To this end, we draw on (1) the multi-level transdisciplinary framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Second Language Learning
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Zheng, Yongyan; Guo, Xiaoyan – Language Policy, 2019
This paper reports on a qualitative inquiry into Chinese multilingual scholars' language practices in academic publishing as the Chinese government develops higher education competitiveness and expands multilingual foreign language education. Fifteen Chinese multilingual scholars from five non-English language divisions were interviewed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Scholarship, Writing for Publication
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Vuorsola, Lasse – Language Policy, 2019
Language policy has an impact both on societies and on individuals, especially in contexts where negative ideologies toward minorities and minority languages may exist. A functional language policy protects a minority and allows it to develop its culture and language, while an ineffective policy might cause irreparable damage and lead to language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Finno Ugric Languages, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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De Costa, Peter I.; Park, Joseph; Wee, Lionel – Language Policy, 2019
Conceived as the act of aligning with the moral imperative to enhance one's worth in the world through a strategic management of language-related resources (De Costa et al. in Asia Pac Educ Res 25(5-6):695-702, 2016), linguistic entrepreneurship is used as a framework to guide this paper that examines the growing influence of neoliberalism within…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Entrepreneurship
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