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AuthorKaplan, Robert B. author
TitleLanguage and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin [electronic resource] / by Robert B. Kaplan, Richard B. Baldauf
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0145-7
Descript XII, 277 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin examines and reviews the ecological context (including, e.g., the historical, political and educational issues) of language planning in 14 countries in the Pacific basin: Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The planning goals pursued in these states are then examined in terms of an overarching view of language planning. The book provides the only up-to-date overview and review of language policy in the region and challenges those interested in language policy and planning to think about how such goals might be achieved in the context of language ecology. In a world where languages and their uses and users are changing rapidly, and where governments and other political bodies are driving planned language change, there is a need to understand and consider how and why language planning is done. The book will be of interest to specialists interested in language and education, and to more general readers wishing to understand the dynamics of history and politics and its impact on language and language-in-education policy decisions


CONTENT

Language Planning in Japan -- Language Planning in the Two Koreas -- Language Planning in Taiwan -- Language Planning in the Philippines -- Language Planning in Indonesia -- Language Planning in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam -- Language Planning in Singapore -- Language Planning in Australia -- Language Planning in New Zealand -- Language Planning in Melanesia -- Language Planning in Perspective -- References -- Appendix A: Maps of the Pacific Basin -- Author Index -- Content Index -- Language Index


Linguistics History Applied linguistics Languages Language and languages Sociolinguistics Language and education Linguistics Applied Linguistics Sociolinguistics Language Education Asian Languages History general



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