An Introduction to Language Policy: Theory and Method

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Thomas Ricento
Wiley, Sep 12, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field.

  • provides an accessible introduction to the study of language policy research and language’s role in social life
  • consists of newly commissioned essays written by internationally recognized scholars
  • helps define and describe a growing field of inquiry and is an authoritative source for students, scholars and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education, policy studies and related areas
  • includes section overviews, annotated chapter bibliographies, and discussion questions

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Thomas Ricento is Professor in the Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education (with Terrence Wiley) and his publications include Americanization and Ideologies of Language (2005), and Ideology, Politics and Language Policies: Focus on English (edited, 2000).

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