Thoughts on national language policy by Mukhtar Zaman

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Published by National Language Authority in Islamabad .

Written in English

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  • Language policy -- Pakistan.,
  • Urdu language -- Political aspects.

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Other titlesQaumī zabān kī pālisī ke bāre men̲ cand k̲h̲ayālāt.
StatementMukhtar Zaman ; Urdu translation by Syed Faizi.
LC ClassificationsP119.32.P18 Z36 1985
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Pagination21, 26 p. ;
Number of Pages26
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Open LibraryOL2702157M
LC Control Number85931984

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Status policies are either prohibitory, permissive, or supportive, several examples of each (and compromises between them) being. Language policy is an issue of critical importance in the world today. In this introduction, Bernard Spolsky explores many debates at the forefront of language policy: ideas of correctness and bad language; bilingualism and multilingualism; language death and efforts to preserve endangered languages; language choice as a human and civil right; and language education policy.

The first part examines national policies on the expansion of English provision in basic education since the late s. Book of major educational events in China. Chinese language policy. Language Policy Bernard Spolsky Bar-Ilan University and the National Foreign Language Center 1 Introduction1 When I was first invited to speak at this symposium, and after I had recovered from the feelings of gratification, I started to wonder about a topic for my talk.

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The Cambridge. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: At head of title: Commonwealth Department of Education. Description: xiii, pages: illustrations. Ghanaian National Language Policy with a Ghanaian pride has not seen the light of day. The views for inclusion of languages into the National Language Policy at separate parliamentary discussions since had been split, with one school of thought advocating for maintenance of the English language as national.

The History of U.S. Language Policy and Case for Official English [W]hen men cannot communicate their thoughts to each other, simply because of difference of language, all the similarity of their common human nature is of no avail to unite them in fellowship.

– St. Augustine, The City of God, Book XIX, Chap. 7 circa AD. LANGUAGE RIGHTS AND LANGUAGE POLICIES AS LANGUAGE PLANNING. Thoughts on national language policy book policies are probably best considered as a subset of language plan- ning, an important field of sociolinguistics that emerged in the s, trig- gered by real-world problems (Fishman et a1Whiteley ).

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Language policy is an interdisciplinary academic field. Some scholars such as Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia Garcia consider it as part of the other hand, other scholars such as Bernard Spolsky, Robert B.

Kaplan and Joseph Lo Bianco argue that language policy is a branch of applied linguistics. As a field, language policy used to be known as language planning and is related.

Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering.

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This volume, Language Policy or the Politics of Language: Re-imagining the Role of Language in a Neoliberal Society, illustrates how neoliberal ideals interact with the national values and how those interactions shape people’s life trajectories in relation to their language rights and language education experiences.

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