DO NOT Leave Your Language Alone: The Hidden Status Agendas by Joshua Fishman

By Joshua Fishman

This ebook, fascinated with corpus making plans in language coverage, offers a vast, integrative framework and in addition discusses a number of languages intimately. It offers readers with nice familiarity with quite a lot of language circumstances and while supplies them the theoretical instruments and research to work out how they inter-relate.

The novelty of this quantity is twofold: First, it offers with corpus making plans by myself (modernizing a language in step with se), and moment, it does so by way of a systematization of the usually subconscious language prestige aspirations that either consultant language planners themselves and encourage the lay public (the aim inhabitants of all language planning).

Corpus making plans is occurring around the world this day and necessarily turns into an expression of the societal pursuits, ideologies, and aspirations of the societies and cultures that help it. The implication is that the excellence among corpus and standing making plans, which has an extended culture in language making plans learn, needs to be severely re-examined.

DO no longer go away Your Language by myself: The Hidden prestige Agendas inside Corpus making plans in Language coverage begins with a quick creation to language making plans as a complete, to corpus making plans particularly, and to the unavoidability of a standing part within the execution of all corpus making plans earlier, current, and destiny. issues of the imperative chapters include:
*corpus making plans and standing making plans: separates, opposites, or Siamese twins?;
*the instructions and dimensions of corpus planning;
*does "folksiness" come prior to or after "cleanliness"?;
*the bi-polar measurement of area of expertise vs. Westernization;
*the classicization vs. "panification" bi-polar dimension;
*the Ausbau vs. Einbau bi-polar dimension;
*the interdependence and independence of dimensional clusters; and
*can opposites and incommensurables be combined?

Written at an introductory point assuming no earlier wisdom of the sphere, this ebook is meant as a textual content for better undergraduate and decrease graduate point classes in language making plans and coverage. it really is both worthy for researchers within the box of language making plans, coverage, and politics, in addition to these in sociolinguistics, political technology, and communique experiences extra generally--that is, for all who're attracted to fostering or restricting human intervention within the language swap techniques which are ongoing around the world. ultimately, an advent to corpus making plans that's jam-packed with old vignettes, strong humor, visible illustrations, and state of the art thought!

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