Linguistic Culture and Language Policy
Author: Harold Schiffman
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203021568
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-02156-9
No of pages : 368
eBook Price : $56.95
Originally Published : Nov 12, 2012
By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.
Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping us to understand why language policies evolve the way they do; why they work, or not; and how people's lives are affected by them. These issues will be of specific interest to linguists specialising in multilingual/multicultural societies, bilingual educationalists, curriculum planners and teachers.