Ideology, Politics and Language Policies
Focus on English
| University of Texas, San Antonio
This volume critically examines the effects of the spread of English from colonialism to the New World Order. The research explores the complex and often contradictory roles English has played in national development. Historical analyses and case studies by leading researchers in language policy studies reveal that deterministic relationships between imperial languages, such as English, and societal hierarchies are untenable, and that support of vernacular languages in education and public life can serve diverse ideologies and political agendas. Areas and countries investigated include Europe, North America, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. The role of theory in language policy scholarship and practice is critically evaluated. A variety of research methodologies is used, ranging from macro-sociopolitical and structural analyses to postmodern approaches. The work collectively represents a new direction in language policy studies.
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 6] 2000. x, 197 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | pp. vii–viii
List of Contributors | p. ix
Ideology, Politics and Language Policies: IntroductionThomas Ricento | pp. 1–8
Historical and Theoretical Perspectives in Language Policy and PlanningThomas Ricento | pp. 9–24
Language Policies as Virtual Realities: Two Australian ExamplesHelen Moore | pp. 25–47
Language, Ideology and Hindsight: Lessons from Colonial Language PoliciesAlastair Pennycook | pp. 49–65
Continuity and Change in the Function of Language Ideologies in the United StatesTerrence G. Wiley | pp. 67–85
English in the New World Order: Variations on a Theme of Linguistic Imperialism and “World” EnglishRobert Phillipson | pp. 87–106
English, Politics, Ideology: From Colonial Celebration to Postcolonial PerformativityAlastair Pennycook | pp. 107–119
Negotiating Ideologies through English: Strategies from the PeripherySuresh Canagarajah | pp. 121–132
Ideology and Policy in the Politics of the English Language in North IndiaSelma K. Sonntag | pp. 133–149
Mixed Motives: Ideological Elements in the Support for English in South AfricaStanley G.M. Ridge | pp. 151–172
Index | pp. 195–197
“Ricento's book is a valuable contribution to the field and appropriate not only for courses on language planning and global English, but also for a language policy angle of Australian studies that deals with societal aspects of language.”
Gerhard Leitner, Free University Berlin, in GAST Newsletter 15, 2001
“This is an impressive collection of historical-structural and postmodern analyses of the role of English internationally. It includes representative work of some of the best known scholars in applied language studies.”
James W. Tollefson, University of Washington
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General