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

Baldauf Jr., Richard B. (2006) Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in a language ecology context. Current Issues in Language Planning, 7 2&3: 147-170. doi:10.2167/cilp092.0

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Author Baldauf Jr., Richard B.
Title Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in a language ecology context
Journal name Current Issues in Language Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-4208
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2167/cilp092.0
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 7
Issue 2&3
Start page 147
End page 170
Total pages 24
Editor R. B. Kaplan
R. B. Baldauf, Jr.
N. Kamwangamalu
Place of publication Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 160506 Education Policy
200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Formatted abstract
Language planning is normally thought of in terms of large-scale, usually national planning, often undertaken by governments 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 change 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 Language planning
Micro language policy
Language ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an expanded and substantially revised version of a chapter first published as "Baldauf, Jr, R.B. (2005b) Micro language planning. In D. Atkinson, P. Bruthriaux, W. Grabe and V. Ramanathan (eds) Studies in Applied Linguistics: Studies in Academic Purposes, Discourse Analysis, and Language Policy and Planning (Essays in Honour of Robert B. Kaplan on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday) (pp. 227–39). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters."

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