This concise collection features seven studies on agency in language policy and planning across five different national contexts. Building on themes explored in Agency in Language Policy and Planning, this volume highlights the complex relationship between agency and broader ideological discourses, integrating social theory toward contributing to and enhancing growing scholarship on language policy and planning. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in language policy and planning, language and education, critical sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.

chapter |11 pages


ByGregory Paul Glasgow, Jeremie Bouchard

chapter 1|23 pages

Torn Between Two Nation-States

Agency and Power in Linguistic Identity Negotiation in Minority Contexts
ByLucija Šimičić

chapter 2|26 pages

Agency in Bottom-Up Language Planning

Motives of Language Maintenance in the South Sudanese Community of Australia
ByAnikó Hatoss

chapter 3|23 pages

Challenges to Nationalism in Language Planning

Street Names in Malaysia
ByPeter K. W. Tan

chapter 4|18 pages

Exploring Agency and Language Choice in Semai Language Maintenance

ByEsther F. Boucher-Yip

chapter 5|23 pages

Agency and Language-in-Education Policy in Vietnamese Higher Education

ByObaidul Hamid, Huong Thu Nguyen, Huy Van Nguyen, T.T. Huyen Phan

chapter 7|18 pages

Trans-semiotizing Pedagogy as an Agentive Response to Monolingual Language Policy

An Australian Case Study
BySue Ollerhead