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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Spolsky’s rendering of the distinction between ”simple” and ”organized” bernar management, which he has borrowed from Jernudd and Neustupny’s language management theory cf. For example, the author suggests, without providing arguments, that corpus planning be ”perhaps better labelled with the Prague School term ‘cultivation’ Prague School ” p.

The author also touches upon the issue of the cultivation of the public use of language. Femme Kiers marked it as to-read Jan 31, Chandhni Kannan is currently reading it Sep 21, Also discussed are language activists, international organisations, and human rights relative to language, and the book concludes with a review of language managers and management agencies.

Want to Read saving…. Garvin; appendix to Garvin, P. Nekvapilalso shows misinterpretation of sources. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

Language Management

Even if you speak only one language, you have choices of dialects and styles. Despite the fact that the author decided to ”pass over” the topic languwge simple language management, he nevertheless includes it in the final chapter. On the other hand, detailed information on language management from many settings around the world makes up most of the content and dpolsky 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No information on the organization of the chapter is provided, despite the section’s title: How exactly this influence takes place can only be seen in particular examples of language management, but is not theoretically modelled or described in general terms.


Language Management by Bernard Spolsky

Moreover, the domain approach is not new in the study of language management, policy and planning. This book presents a specific theory of language management. Spolsky, however, does not go into these nuances of social interaction, as he does not treat or describe language management as social interaction in general.

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Account Options Sign in. Jernudd and Jiri V. To illustrate this, we can quote the following passage: Erik marked it as to-read May 26, Some of bernars choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language Annetter rated lanbuage really liked it Aug 29, The evaluation of the book can be summarized as follows: Helen Kennedy added it May 18, The book can be of interest to scholars working in the field of language policy and planning, although it contains rather little theory and methodology.

International Journal of the Sociology of Language laguage, Language policy is all about choices. This also means that simple language management can take place in any domain, however complex the domain may be Spolsky excludes simple language management from his description of domains.

Frida Andreasson rated it liked it Dec 10, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are, however, for example, language-unrelated 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.

These and other pieces of incorrect information show that the author of the book has not treated his data and sources carefully. The author of the book under review, however, prefers ”language management” over ”language planning,” ”because it more precisely captures the nature of the phenomenon” p.


This, however, is not the case. It is psolsky that even after pages the author — writing about the building of a theory of language management from the beginning — has not gone farther than to prolegomena of a theory.

A telegraphic sequence of examples of language management follows. No trivia or quizzes yet. Later, inthis state transformed into a federation of two national republics Czech and Slovakwhich lasted until Bernard Spolsky reviews research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military languxge government. The author expresses a sceptical view on the possibility of language management to make a positive contribution to the world society in general.

Selected pages Title Page. Although he deals with situations in places all over the world, he does not propose any theoretical formulations of the differences between them in this respect.

Katarina Tiklova marked it as to-read Feb 26, Chapter 11 focuses on ”Managing languages at the supranational level” and is the last chapter on a domain — Chapter 12 shifts focus to ”Language managers, language management agencies and academies, and their work.

Remember me on this computer. Spolsky explicitly refrains lanfuage including simple language management in his theorizing because, as he claims, ”one must either guess the implicit motivation of the surface behaviour or carry out a post-event interview [ The split of Czechoslovakia in did not bring about anything new with respect to the identities of the two languages.

Perspectives from Three Continents. The Spolsky’s definition of language management suggests that it should be a mere substitute for the term ”language planning” cf.

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