Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 2003 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin examines and reviews the ecological context (including, e.g., the historical, political and educational issues) of language planning in 14 countries in the Pacific basin: Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The planning goals pursued in these states are then examined in terms of an overarching view of language planning.
The book provides the only up-to-date overview and review of language policy in the region and challenges those interested in language policy and planning to think about how such goals might be achieved in the context of language ecology. In a world where languages and their uses and users are changing rapidly, and where governments and other political bodies are driving planned language change, there is a need to understand and consider how and why language planning is done.
The book will be of interest to specialists interested in language and education, and to more general readers wishing to understand the dynamics of history and politics and its impact on language and language-in-education policy decisions.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN JAPAN
17
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN THE TWO KOREAS
31
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN TAIWAN
47
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN THE PHILIPPINES
63
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN INDONESIA
83
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
103
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN SINGAPORE
123
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN NEW ZEALAND
167
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN MELANESIA
185
LANGUAGE PLANNING IN PERSPECTIVE
201
REFERENCES
227
MAPS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN
243
AUTHOR INDEX
255
CONTENT INDEX
261
LANGUAGE INDEX
273

LANGUAGE PLANNING IN AUSTRALIA
143

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About the author (2003)

Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California.

Zhao Shouhui (PhD, University of Sydney) is Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Pedagogy & Practice (CRPP) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. A professional language teacher by training, Zhao has been teaching and researching in Chinese applied linguistics for the past 17 years at 7 universities in five countries beginning in 1988, when he completed his MA in Applied Linguist at Renmin University of China (Beijing). Zhao is a member of All-China Society of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and the Chinese and Oriental Language and Information Processing Association (COLIPS, Singapore).
Zhao has sole authored about twenty refereed articles in areas of Chinese Language Pedagogy, Chinese Computational Linguistics and Higher Education, and he is also the primary co-author of three dual-authored Chinese language textbooks and the co-complier of two dictionaries. He has also contributed a number of ephemeral pieces (prose, short stories, comments, film reviews, etc) to a range of literary publications and websites/broadcastings.

Richard B. Baldauf Jr. (PhD, University of Hawaii) is Associate Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of Queensland and a Vice President on the Executive of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and books.