Chapter published in:A Language Management Approach to Language Problems: Integrating macro and micro dimensions
Edited by Goro Christoph Kimura and Lisa Fairbrother
[Studies in World Language Problems 7] 2020
► pp. 31–48
The origin and development of a language management framework
The author’s reminiscences recount ideas that came together from the 1960s, out of which came Language Management Theory. Most ideas have already been articulated someplace, somehow, and are already ‘out there’, if anyone cares to find them. Therefore, they are available to be compiled and formulated to respond to changing societal circumstances and intellectual insights. I will attempt to identify and discuss strands of ideas that came together and that moved researchers towards articulating a LM discourse, in particular the Language Management Theory.
Keywords: language planning, language problems, correction theory, norms, language management, language management theory
Published online: 20 May 2020