Language Policy as Practice: Advancing the Empirical Turn in Language Policy Research

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Abstract / Description of output

This edited book brings together original contributions from scholars working across language policy and planning to advance the recent 'Empirical turn' that has taken place in the field. All the chapters in the volume show how language policy can be conceptualized 'as practice' in a variety of domains, ranging from the home to the workplace, schools, and higher education. The authors also suggest further theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments for the discipline in light of this epistemological shift. A Foreword and an Afterword shed light on the theoretical and empirical lineage of this volume and show how this book contributes to the humanization of language policy research. This book will be of interest to scholars and post-graduate students working across language policy and planning, language in education policy, and family language policy, as well as those in adjacent fields including education policy, classroom discourse, linguistic anthropology, sociology of education, and multilingualism.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • language policy
  • language practices
  • multilingualism
  • ethnography
  • conversation analysis
  • family language policy
  • Practiced Language Policy


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