Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in a language ecology context

Baldauf Jr., Richard B. (2008). Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in a language ecology context. In Anthony J. Liddicoat and Richard B. Baldauf Jr. (Ed.), Language planning and policy: Language planning in local contexts (pp. 18-41) Clevedon, U.K.: Multilingual Matters.

Author Baldauf Jr., Richard B.
Title of chapter Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in a language ecology context
Title of book Language planning and policy: Language planning in local contexts
Place of Publication Clevedon, U.K.
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Other
Series Language Planning and Policy
ISBN 9781847690630
1847690637
9781847690647
1847690645
Editor Anthony J. Liddicoat
Richard B. Baldauf Jr.
Chapter number 2
Start page 18
End page 41
Total pages 24
Total chapters 18
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subjects 13 Education
93 Education and Training
BX
2003 Language Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Language planning is normally thought of in terms of large-scale, usually national planning, often undertaken by government, and meant to influence, if not change, ways of speaking or literacy practices within a society. It normally encompasses four aspects.: status planning (about society), corpus planning (about language). language-in-education (or acquisition) planning (about learning), and (most recently) prestige planning (about image). When thinking about these aspects, both policy (i.e. form) and planning (i.e. function) components need to be considered as well as whether such policy and planning will be overt or covert in terms of the way it is put into action. Language policy and planning on this scale has dominated current work in the field. However, over the past decade language planning has taken on a more critical edge and its ecological context has been given greater emphasis, leading to an increasing acceptance that language planning can (and does) occur at different levels, i.e. the macro, meso and micro. This shift in focus has also led to a rethinking of agency - who has the power to influence changes in these micro language policy and planning situations. Given this break with the dominant macro history, the question may be asked, is this developing notion of micro language planning and local agency actually language planning? If so, what are its parameters? Micro language planning studies are examined to illustrate trends in the literature.
Keyword Micro language policy
Language ecology
Language planning
Agency
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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