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Language Planning and Social Change

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ISBN-10: 0521333598

ISBN-13: 9780521333597

Edition: 1989

Authors: Robert L. Cooper

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This book describes the ways in which politicians, church officials, generals, and other leaders try to influence our use of language. Using many examples, Professor Cooper argues that language planning is never attempted for its own sake, but rather for the attainment of nonlinguistic ends. Examples discussed include the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language, feminist campaigns to eliminate sexist bias in language, adult literacy campaigns, the plain language movement, efforts to distinguish American from British spelling, the American bilingual education movement, the creation of writing systems for unwritten languages, and campaigns to rid languages of foreign terms. This is the first…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/25/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Overview
Four examples in search of a definition
Definitions: a baker+s dozen
The uses of frameworks
Some descriptive frameworks
Status planning
Corpus planning
Acquisition planning
Social change
Summary and conclusions
References