Language Planning and Policy in Latin America, Volume 1

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Richard B. Baldauf, Robert B. Kaplan
Multilingual Matters, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
This volume covers the language situation in Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of indigenous and non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous and/or have been participants in the language-planning context. This volume contains monographs on Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, countries which are not well represented in the recent international language policy and planning literature, and draws together the existing published research in this field. The purpose of the area volumes in this series is to present up-to-date information on polities, particularly those that are not well known to researchers in the field, thereby providing descriptions of language planning and policy in countries around the world.

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Series Overview
Some Common Issues
Language Planning and Policy in Ecuador
Recent Challenges and Advances
The Language Situation in Mexico
Language Planning and Policy in Paraguay
An Update
Biographical Notes on Contributors

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Richard B. Baldauf, Jr. is Associate Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of Queensland and a member of the Executive of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and books. He is co-editor of Language Planning and Education in Australasia and the South Pacific (Multilingual Matters, 1990), principal researcher and editor for the Viability of Low Candidature LOTE Courses in Universities (DEET, 1995) and co-author with Robert B. Kaplan of Language Planning from Practice to Theory (Multilingual Matters, 1997) and Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin (Kluwer, 2003).

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