The Routledge Handbook of Language Policy and Planning is a comprehensive and authoritative survey, including original contributions from leading senior scholars and rising stars to provide a basis for future research in language policy and planning in international, national, regional, and local contexts.

The Handbook approaches language policy as public policy that can be studied through the policy cycle framework. It offers a systematic and research-informed view of actual processes and methods of design, implementation, and evaluation.

With a substantial introduction, 38 chapters and an extensive bibliography, this Handbook is an indispensable resource for all decision makers, students, and researchers of language policy and planning within linguistics and cognate disciplines such as public policy, economics, political science, sociology, and education.

part I|54 pages

Foundations of LPP

part II|99 pages

The language policy cycle

part |99 pages

Stage 1 – The emergence of language- related issues

part |40 pages

Stage 2 – The politics of language and agenda-setting

chapter 13|12 pages

Language policy and discourse in the public sphere

The discursive construction of language and multilingualism as policy objects

chapter 14|14 pages

Inter-group relations and attitudes

Conceptualisation, measurement, and relevance for language policy and planning

part |73 pages

Stage 3 – Policy formulation and adoption

part |47 pages

Stage 4 – Implementation and monitoring

part |32 pages

Stage 5 – Evaluation

chapter 23|16 pages

Quantitative methods in language policy and planning

Statistical measurement and identification of causal patterns

chapter 24|14 pages

Qualitative methods in language policy and planning

Ethnographic monitoring

part III|213 pages

Contexts of language policy and planning

chapter 25|13 pages

Official multilingualism

chapter 29|13 pages

Multilingual cities

chapter 30|13 pages

Language education policies

The role of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

chapter 36|13 pages

Sign languages and language policy

chapter 37|14 pages

Planned languages