ABSTRACT

Illuminating, through ethnographic inquiry, how individual agents "make" language policy in everyday social practice, this volume advances the growing field of language planning and policy using a critical sociocultural approach. From this perspective, language policy is conceptualized not only as official acts and documents, but as language-regulating modes of human interaction, negotiation, and production mediated by relations of power.

Using this conceptual framework, the volume addresses the impacts of globalization, diaspora, and transmigration on language practices and policies; language endangerment, revitalization, and maintenance; medium-of-instruction policies; literacy and biliteracy; language and ethnic/national identity; and the ethical tensions in conducting critical ethnographic language policy research. These issues are contextualized in case studies and reflective commentaries by leading scholars in the field.

Ethnography and Language Policy extends previous work in the field, tapping into leading-edge interdisciplinary scholarship, and charting new directions. Recognizing that language policy is not merely or even primarily about language per se, but rather about power relations that structure social-linguistic hierarchies, the authors seek to expand policy discourses in ways that foster social justice for all.

chapter 1|22 pages

Critical Ethnography and Indigenous Language Survival: Some New Directions in Language Policy Research and

Some New Directions in Language Policy Research and Praxis
ByTeresa L. McCarty, Mary Eunice Romero- Little, Larisa Warhol, and Ofelia Zepeda

chapter 2|24 pages

“How Are You Hopi if You Can’t Speak It?”

An Ethnographic Study of Language as Cultural Practice among Contemporary Hopi Youth
BySheilah E. Nicholas

chapter 3|22 pages

Diaspora Communities, Language Maintenance, and Policy Dilemmas

ByA. Suresh Canagarajah

chapter 4|21 pages

Reconstructing Ethnography and Language Policy in Colonial Namibian Schooling: Historical Perspectives on

Historical Perspectives on St Mary’s High School at Odibo
ByRodney K. Hopson

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Language Ideologies, Ethnography, and Ethnology

New Directions in Anthropological Approaches to Language Policy
ByPerry Gilmore

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Language, Globalization, and the State: Issues for the New Policy

Issues for the New Policy Studies
ByJames Collins

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chapter 6|24 pages

Exploring Biliteracy in Ma-ori-Medium Education

An Ethnographic Perspective
ByRichard Hill, Stephen May

chapter 7|20 pages

US Latinos and the Learning of English

The Metonymy of Language Policy
ByMary Carol Combs, Norma González, Luis C. Moll

chapter 8|26 pages

Critical Perspectives on Language- in-Education Policy: The Corsican Example AlEx And rA JAFFE

The Corsican Example
ByAlexandra Jaffe

chapter 9|24 pages

Languages, Texts, and Literacy Practices: An Ethnographic Lens on Bilingual Vocational Education in Wales mAr I lY n m A rT I n - JonES

An Ethnographic Lens on Bilingual Vocational Education in Wales
ByMarilyn Martin- Jones

chapter 10|17 pages

Researching- Texting Tensions in Qualitative Research: Ethics in and around Textual Fidelity, Selectivity, and Translations VA IDEHI RAMAN AT HAN

Ethics in and around Textual Fidelity, Selectivity, and Translations
ByVaidehi Ramanathan

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chapter 11|17 pages

The Ethnography of Language Policy nAnC Y h . h o rn b E rG E r A nd dAv I d CASSElS J o hn S on

ByNancy H. Hornberger, David Cassels Johnson

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About the Contributors

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Index

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