Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA

| San Jose State University
| University of Hawaii at Manoa
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ISBN 9781556197352 (USA) | USD 180.00
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This volume is the result of a colloquium on socio-political dimensions of language policy and language planning held at the 1997 American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference. The focus is on language planning and policy in the USA, but the issues raised will be applicable to other parts of the world as well.
Three broad issues are addressed: general aspects, case studies dealing with certain languages or ethnic groups, and language planning in practice. The first, general, part, provides a historical analysis of language planning and language policy in the US, and proceeds to deal with maintenance and loss of indigenous languages, and the constraints imposed by current policies and how these constraints can be effectively dealt with. The second part contains a number of case studies. It discusses aspects of planning policies pertaining to pidgin languages, gestural languages used by the deaf (ASL) and constraints in foreign language education; this part also raises issues relating to ethnic groups, concentrating on the position of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the US. In the third part some practical issues are raised by looking into the role of language and culture in teaching reading, foreign language policy in higher education, Hawaiian language regenisis, and gender neutralization in American English.
The book is a tribute to Charlene Junko Sato, a sociolinguist and a language activist. She died in 1996 and will be remembered for her work not only in linguistics, but also for her dedication in advancing Hawaiian Pidgin, influencing language policy through various publications and court-room appearances.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 16]  1999.  xvi, 365 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
List of publications by Charlene Junko Sato
Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy, Politics, and Praxis
Thom Huebner
Comparative Historical Analysis of U.S. Language Policy and Language Planning: Extending the Foundations
Terrence G. Wiley
The Language of Policy: What sort of Policy Making is the Officilization of English in the United States?
Joseph Lo Bianco
The Sociopolitical Dynamics of Indigenous Language Maintenance and Loss: A Framework for Language Policy and Planning
Kathryn A. Davis
Culture, Discourse, and Indigenous Epistemology: Transcending Current Models in Language Planning and Policy
Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo and David W. Gegeo
Looking at Federal Education Legislation From a Language Policy/Planning Perspective
Donna Christian
Public Perceptions of Official English/English Only: Framing the Debate in Arizona
Mary Carol Combs
Language Policy/Planning and U.S. Colonialism: The Puerto Rican Thorn in English-Only’s Side
Ana Celia Zentella
US Language Planning and Policies for Social Dialect Speakers
Marcyliena H. Morgan
The Politics of Sign Language: Language Planning for Deaf Americans
Michael Strong
Language Varieties and Language Policy: The Appreciation of Pidgin
Laiana Wong
(Mis)Educating Mexican Americans Through Language
Lilia I. Bartolomé and Donaldo Macedo
Language and Equality: Ideological and Structural Constraints in Foreign Language Education in the U.S.
Lourdes Ortega
The Role of Language and Culture in Teaching Reading: Language Policy and Planning for Diverse Populations
Angela Eunice Rickford
Foreign Language Policy and Planning in Higher Education: The Case of the State of Florida
Ana Roca
Hawaiian Language Regenesis: Planning for Intergenerational Use of Hawaiian Beyond the School
Sam No‘eau Warner
From Developing One’s Voice to Making Oneself Heard: Affecting Language Policy from the Bottom Up
Klaudia M. Rivera
The role of Social Networks and the Strength of Weak Ties in Changing Language Policy: Gender Neutralization in American English
Patricia C. Nichols
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