This book develops a theory of language management based on research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions. Bernard Spolsky defines language management as “an attempt by some person or As Spolsky points out, his domain-based approach departs from the tr. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Bernard Spolsky, Language management | SpolskyBernard, Language management. New York: Cambridge University.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although the reader is able to induce what can count as language management on the basis of individual examples, it is a paradoxical feature of this book languagd it does not say much about the nature of language management in general terms.

Language Management

Katarina Tiklova marked it as to-read Feb 26, Return to Book Page. A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, and clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise.

Only after the fall of the communist regime and, therefore, of heavily centralized state power in Czechoslovakia indid the split of this already federal state become possible in Annetter rated it really liked it Aug 29, Language policy is all about choices. This book presents a specific theory of Language policy is all berard choices.


Also discussed are language activists, international organisations, and human rights relative to language, and the book concludes with a review of language managers and management agencies. Click here languqge sign up. Some instances of corpus planning can even have different goals and motivation than language cultivation — an example of such corpus planning is the change in orthography that makes one language less similar to another without bbernard aim to make it a more efficient tool for communication.

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Language Management by Bernard Spolsky

In addition, Spolsky argues that language management, beliefs and practices influence each other within individual domains and across domains. The fate of the expression ”Czechoslovak language” was the same: Spolsky’s conception of language management can be contrasted to another conception, namely, the one by Bjorn H. International Journal of the Sociology of Language Language Management by Bernard Spolsky.

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Books by Bernard Spolsky. Language Management Bernard Spolsky No preview available – Third, the Czech Republic was not set up with the break-up of the Soviet Union If you are bilingual or plurilingual, you have to choose which language to use.

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Finally, he argues that the domain approach is useful in formulating possible future research questions. To illustrate this, we can quote the following passage: Erik marked it as to-read May 26, No man is an island, nor a family a closed sociolinguistic unit” p.


At the same time, the examples are copious and very detailed, which often obscures the main lines of reasoning. Soumia Maroufi marked it as to-read Nov 09, Femme Kiers marked it as to-read Jan 31, Little space is left for discussion and theoretical considerations.

A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, and clarifies why manaagement is such a difficult enterprise. This would shed doubt on the reliability of his conclusions about mutual influences between the domains. Such conclusions do not seem to bring new knowledge. Vito marked it as to-read Jul 09, Chapter 11 focuses on ”Managing languages at the supranational level” and is the last chapter on a domain — Chapter 12 shifts focus to ”Language managers, language management agencies and academies, and their work.

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