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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The conclusion of Chapter 2 is similarly simple: Bernard Spolsky reviews research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government. Katarina Tiklova marked it as to-read Feb 26, Finally, the author criticizes what he calls ”linguicentrism’,’ i. Raffaello Palandri rated it really liked it May 23, Sections usually end with the final example in the sequence.
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.
Paperbackpages. Helen Kennedy added it May 18, On the other hand, detailed information on language management from many settings around the world makes up most of the content benrard the book is not demanding in terms of theoretical concepts used; therefore, it could be welcomed by secondary school and undergraduate students interested in how language and language use are regulated in various parts of the world.
Frida Xpolsky rated it liked it Dec 10, It is disappointing that even after pages lnaguage author — writing about the building of a theory of language management from the beginning — has not gone farther than to prolegomena of a theory. The same law added that in the Czech lands ”the administration should, as a rule, take place in Czech, mangement in Slovakia, as a rule, in Slovak” Law No. Haneen Qaralleh rated it really liked it Oct 06, However, implicit motivation for particular behaviour does not have to be ”guessed’,’ but is a normal object of scientific inquiry.
No information on lznguage organization of the chapter is provided, despite the section’s title: Some of these choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language managers to control the choices. This, however, is not the case. As a result, the distinctive features of the author’s conception of language management are not easy to identify.
The book can be of interest to scholars working in the field of language policy and planning, although it contains rather little theory and methodology. Fitri rated it liked it Dec 26, At the same time, the examples are copious and very detailed, which often obscures the main lines of reasoning.
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A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, spoldky clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise.
Berrnard may relate to the fact that he has not identified the domains empirically, as Fishman required, but has simply postulated them. Even if you speak only one language, you have choices of dialects and styles. Despite the fact that the author decided to ”pass over” the topic of simple language management, he nevertheless includes it in the final chapter.
Help Center Find new research papers in: The evaluation of the book can be summarized as follows: For example, the author suggests, without providing arguments, that corpus planning be ”perhaps better labelled with the Prague School term ‘cultivation’ Prague School ” p.
Mulham marked it as to-read Aug 14, Cambridge University Press, Preview — Language Management by Bernard Spolsky. It is typical of the book as a whole that the relationship of the author’s conception to others mentioned in the book is not clarified.
Language Management by Bernard Spolsky
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. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Elisabeth marked it as to-read Feb 14, Little space is left for discussion and theoretical considerations.
However, the information on the settings and events I happen to be familiar with contain many factual errors. Bernard Spolsky has conducted and published research in language testing, second language learning, computers in the humanities, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and language policy.
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Feb 07, Marlieke rated it did not like it. Femme Kiers marked it as to-read Jan 31, Perspectives from Three Continents.
Glenn David Ramirez added it Oct 27, The Spolsky’s claims that there were attempts in interwar Czechoslovakia to create a single national language by ”blending” Czech and Slovak and that the split of Czechoslovakia in ”produced manaagement renewal of separate identities” are thus false.