Language Planning and Policy: Language Planning in Local Contexts

Edited by: Anthony J. Liddicoat, Richard B Baldauf Jr

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Most academic work in language planning has focused on national and governmental activities relating to language – macro language planning. Language problems potentially exist at all levels of human activity, including the local contexts of communities and institutions – micro language planning. Micro language planning occurs in both formal and informal contexts and is based in and around the everyday language needs and aspirations of communities and institutions. Micro language planning also articulates with macro language planning: local language problems can provide the impetus for national level action and national level planning needs to be implemented at the local level and local needs and conditions shape implementation. This volume examines the ways in which language planning works as a local activity in a wide variety of contexts around the world and dealing with a wide range of language planning issues: corpus planning, language in education planning prestige planning, and status planning.

Anthony J. Liddicoat is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures in the School of International Studies at the University of South Australia. He is a former president of the Australian Federation of Modern language Teachers Associations. His research interests include: language and intercultural issues in education, conversation analysis, and language policy and planning. In recent years his research has focussed on ways on issues relating to the teaching and learning of culture through language study and his work has contributed to the development of Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning. He has published many books and papers in this area including Introduction to Conversation Analysis, Language Planning and Literacy, Australian Perspectives on Internationalisation, and Perspectives on Europe.

Richard B. Baldauf, Jr is Associate Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of Queensland and a member of the Executive of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and books. He is co-editor of Language Planning and Education in Australasia and the South Pacific (Multilingual Matters, 1990), principal researcher and editor for the Viability of Low Candidature LOTE Courses in Universities (DEET, 1995), co-author with Robert B. Kaplan of Language Planning from Practice to Theory (Multilingual Matters, 1997) and Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin (Kluwer, 2003), and co-author with Zhao Shouhui of Planning Chinese Characters: Revolution, Evolution or Reaction (Springer, 2007).


1. Language Planning in Local Context: Agents, Contexts and Interactions – A. J. Liddicoat & R. B. Baldauf Jr.

2. Rearticulating the Case for Micro Language Planning in a Language Ecology Context - R.B. Baldauf Jr

Language Communities

3. From Language to Ethnolect: Maltese to Maltaljan – R. Bovingdon

4. Community-level Approaches in Language Planning: The Case of Hungarian in Australia – A. Hatoss

5. Micro-level Language Planning in Ireland – D. Mac Giolla Chríost

6. Preserving Dialects of an Endangered Language – S. Tulloch

7. The Ecological Impact of a Dictionary – A. J. Liddicoat

8. Prestige From the Bottom Up: A Review of Language Planning in Guernsey – J. Sallabank

9. Language Planning in American Pueblo Communities: Contemporary Challenges and Issues – C. P. Sims

10. Terminology Planning in Aboriginal Australia – J. Troy and M. Walsh

11. Changing the Language Ecology of Kadazandusun: The Role of the Kadazandusun Language Foundation – R. Lasimbang and T. Kinajil

Educational Contexts

12. Singaporean Education Planning: Moving From the Macro to the Micro – C. S. K. Chua

13. 'Trajectories of Agency' and Discursive Identities in Education: A Critical Site in Feminist Language Planning – J. Winter and A. Pauwels

14. University Students' Attitudes Towards and Experiences of Bilingual Classrooms – C. van der Walt

15. Pacific languages at the University of the South Pacific – J. Lynch and F. Mugler

16. Micro Language Planning for Student Support in a Pharmacy Faculty – H. Marriott

Work Contexts

17. Negotiable Acceptability: Reflections on the Interactions Between Language Professionals in Europe and NNS Scientists Wanting to Publish in English – J. Burrough-Boenischn

18. On Language Management in Multilingual Companies in the Czech Republic – J. Nekvapil and M. Nekula 

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