Ethnography and Language Policy by Teresa L. McCarty

By Teresa L. McCarty

Illuminating, via ethnographic inquiry, how person brokers "make" language coverage in daily social perform, this quantity advances the starting to be box of language making plans and coverage utilizing a serious sociocultural process. From this attitude, language coverage is conceptualized not just as legitimate acts and records, yet as language-regulating modes of human interplay, negotiation, and construction mediated through kin of energy.


Using this conceptual framework, the amount addresses the affects of globalization, diaspora, and transmigration on language practices and guidelines; language endangerment, revitalization, and upkeep; medium-of-instruction rules; literacy and biliteracy; language and ethnic/national id; and the moral tensions in accomplishing severe ethnographic language coverage study. those concerns are contextualized in case stories and reflective commentaries by means of top students within the box.


Ethnography and Language Policy extends prior paintings within the box, tapping into modern interdisciplinary scholarship, and charting new instructions. spotting that language coverage isn't only or maybe essentially approximately language in keeping with se, yet particularly approximately energy family that constitution social-linguistic hierarchies, the authors search to extend coverage discourses in ways in which foster social justice for all.

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