Language Policy by D. JohnsonLanguage Policy by D. Johnson

Language Policy

byD. Johnson

Paperback | July 29, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$72.85 online 
$75.95 list price
Earn 364 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

A detailed overview of the theories, concepts, research methods, and findings in the field of language policy is provided here in one accessible source. The author proposes new methodological, theoretical, and conceptual directions and offers guidance for doing language policy research.
David Cassels Johnson is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Iowa, USA. He was previously Assistant Professor at the College of Education, Washington State University. David specialises in critical sociolinguistics and language policy research, focusing on the interaction between language policies and educational oppo...
Loading
Title:Language PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:291 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230251706

ISBN - 13:9780230251700

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface Acknowledgements PART I: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK: DEFINITIONS, THEORIES, AND CONCEPTS 1. What is Language Policy? 2. Theories, Concepts and Frameworks: An Historical Overview  PART II: FINDINGS 3. Example Studies 4. Findings PART III: RESEARCHING LANGUAGE POLICY 5. Research Aproaches and Methods 6. Discussion 7. Educational Language Policy Engagement and Action Research (ELPEAR) 8. Research Direction(s) and Model Projects PART IV: RESOURCES 9. Further Resources Index

Editorial Reviews

A detailed overview of the theories, concepts, research methods, and findings in the field of language policy is provided here in one accessible source. The author proposes new methodological, theoretical, and conceptual directions and offers guidance for doing language policy research."This excellent book is simultaneously a history of the field, a survey of conceptual frameworks, a summary of major findings, and a crystal clear guide for doing research. Johnson's impressive ability to explain complex ideas even those with which he disagrees is aided by the user-friendly format, with highlighted definitions of key concepts and important quotations from major authors. Language Policy will be valuable for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students in language policy studies." - James Tollefson, University of Hong Kong"Language Policy is a comprehensive and authoritative contribution to the field. It deals with all of the complexity and challenges of conducting research in LP while never losing sight of the fact that an important goal of LPP research is to promote social justice. The book provides a detailed analysis of the history of the field, research methods, examples of model projects, as well as critiques and limitations of methods and theories. In the end, this is a masterful account of an important field of scholarly inquiry rendered in clear accessible prose. This is a major contribution to the field of language policy and planning and should be required reading for serious scholars and practitioners in the language sciences." - Tom Ricento, University of Calgary, Canada