February 16, 2012

Book: Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy

From http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/42465?format=G

Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy
Game-Theoretic Solutions
by Ettien Koffi
Published by de Gruyter

Description: The book proposes a paradigm shift in language planning and language policy in Africa. For the past fifty years, the dominant model has been the hegemonic model whereby a language of wider communication (LWC) is imposed on minority languages. It is now time for a paradigm shift in favor of a more egalitarian model in which all the languages spoken in the same country, irrespective of their size, are planned. The paradigm shift concerns four critical areas: status planning, cost-benefit planning, acquisition planning, and corpus planning.

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