Language planning

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Language planning refers to deliberate efforts on the part of governments, educators or intellectuals to modify the structure or social role of a language.

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Subtypes

Since Kloss (1969), two subtypes are often distinguished:

Origin

The term has been around since the 1960s. It seems that it arose in connection with policy decisions in newly independent Asian and African countries.

see also

Wikipedia article

References

  • Cobarrubias, Juan & Fishman, Joshua A. (eds.) 1983. Progress in language planning: International perspectives. Berlin: Mouton.
  • Cooper, R. L. 1989. Language planning and social change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Haugen, Einar. 1966. "Linguistics and language planning." In: Bright, William (ed.) Sociolinguistics. The Hague: Mouton, 50-71.
  • Kloss, Heinz. 1969. Research possibilities on group bilingualism: a report. Quebec: International Center for research on Bilingualism.
  • Tauli, V. 1968. Introduction to a theory of language planning. Uppsala.

other languages

German Sprachplanung