This book develops a theory of language management based on research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions. Bernard Spolsky defines language management as “an attempt by some person or As Spolsky points out, his domain-based approach departs from the tr. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Bernard Spolsky, Language management | SpolskyBernard, Language management. New York: Cambridge University.

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, This book presents a specific theory of Language policy is all about choices. Finally, he argues that the domain approach is useful in formulating possible future research questions.

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These are, however, rather too simple: Account Options Sign in. Little space is left for discussion and theoretical considerations. Each chapter provides a number of examples of language management from many settings all over the world.

There were 18, employed, with a projected increase over the next ten years of percent each year. Elisabeth marked it as to-read Feb 14, The Spolsky’s definition of language management languxge that it should be a mere substitute for the term beenard planning” cf.

Haneen Qaralleh rated it really liked it Oct 06, Although pre-interaction management i. Glenn David Ramirez added it Oct 27, Language Management Bernard Spolsky No preview available – Where the volume of work is greatest, courts tend to have full-time staff positions, almost all of them for Spanish-English. Garvin; appendix to Garvin, P.

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Language Management

Spolsky focuses especially on the question of which participants understood as ”social roles” in language management are there in a particular domain, and pays attention to the question of the extent to which mnaagement management is carried out or influenced by domain-internal or domain-external forces.

No man is an island, nor a family a closed sociolinguistic unit” p.

The book under review deals with the last one of these — language management. Fitri rated it liked it Dec 26, Even if you speak only one language, you have choices of dialects and styles. Click here to sign up.

Language Management by Bernard Spolsky

Vito marked it as to-read Jul 09, Liudmyla Beraud marked it as to-read Aug 15, No information on the organization of the chapter is provided, despite the section’s title: This would shed doubt on the reliability of his conclusions about mutual influences between the domains. The terms ”language management,” ”language policy,” and ”language planning” are used loosely and sometimes interchangeably in the book. Preview — Language Management by Bernard Spolsky.

Bernard Spolsky reviews research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government.

For example, in a military domain, an army officer may correct a novice private who addressed him without mentioning his rank e. The conclusion of Chapter spolskt is similarly simple: If spolskt are bilingual or plurilingual, you have to choose which language to use. Amber added it Oct 06, The domain approach is used to structure the rest of the book: Managemfnt are, however, for example, bernare beliefs that can heavily influence language practices, for example, when government officials believe that economic crisis may be alleviated by reducing the budget for minority language publications among other cost items.


Sections usually end with the final example in the sequence. Some of these choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language managers to control the choices. Renato rated it really liked it Jan 21, Language policy is all about choices.

Soumia Maroufi marked it as to-read Nov 09, Moreover, the domain approach is not new in the study of language management, policy and planning. Finally, the author criticizes what he calls ”linguicentrism’,’ i.

To the above mentioned concepts of ”language beliefs” and ”language practices”, he adds Fishman’s concept of the domain which is characterized by its typical participants, location and topics. This, however, is not the case. This feature may be connected with the way this book is written.

On the other hand, detailed spolwky on language management from many settings around the world makes up most of the content and the book is not demanding in terms of theoretical concepts used; therefore, it could be welcomed by secondary school and undergraduate students interested in how language and language use are regulated in various parts of the world. It is disappointing that even after pages the author — writing about the building of a theory of managemen management from the beginning — has not spolsmy farther than to prolegomena of a theory.

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