A Language Management Approach to Language Problems

Integrating macro and micro dimensions

Goro Christoph Kimura | Sophia University, Tokyo
Lisa Fairbrother | Sophia University, Tokyo
ISBN 9789027205476 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261267 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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In recent years there has been increased interest in examining the treatment of language problems across different levels of society, ranging from individual interactional issues to language policy and planning at the national or supra-national level. Among the various approaches to tackle this issue, Language Management Theory (LMT) provides a framework to address behaviour towards language problems on differet levels explicitly and comprehensively.

Using LMT as a unifying theoretical concept, the chapters in this volume examine the links between micro and macro dimensions in their analyses of a variety of language problems in Asian and European contexts. This body of work illustrates that the LMT framework is able to show the characteristics of different dimensions clearly, especially when combined with a conceptualization of the micro and macro as a continuum of intertwining elements. This volume will appeal both to those interested in language policy and planning as well as those interested in interaction between speakers from different language backgrounds.

[Studies in World Language Problems, 7] 2020.  ix, 273 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Though well-known as a major approach in the field of language policy and planning, Language Management Theory has also considerably contributed to the development of linguistic theory. This volume is a valuable addition to this unique comprehensive research tradition.”
“[I]nteresting both to scholars of LPP in general who pay attention to the macro processes of the state level and beyond and to researchers of LMT in particular who are “concerned with language-related issues at any point on the micro-macro spectrum” (p.265).”
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Main BIC Subject

CFB: Sociolinguistics

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LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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