Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy

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Multilingual Matters, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 210 pages
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The aim of this book is to investigate motives for action on language. Seven seem to recur: identity, insecurity, ideology, image, inequality, integration and instrumentality. The author relates those to wider issues of personal and social motivation, discussing the language strategies, plans and policies of a number of individuals, communities and states.
  

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Contents

Identity
13
Ideology
40
Image
56
Insecurity
77
Inequality
87
Integration and Instrumentality
108
Measuring Motivation in Language Planning and Language
125
The language Behaviour of Individuals and Communities
146
the Language Behaviour of those in Power
175
Conclusion
194
References
202
Index
208
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Dennis Ager is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at Aston University, UK. His interests lie in the interface between language and society. He is the author of Francophonie in the 1990s: Problems and Opportunities (Multilingual matters, 1996), Language Policy in Britain and France: The Processes of Policy (Cassells, 1996), Language, Community and the State (Intellect, 1997) and Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language (Multilingual matters, 1999).

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