This book develops a theory of language management based on research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions. Bernard Spolsky defines language management as “an attempt by some person or As Spolsky points out, his domain-based approach departs from the tr. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Bernard Spolsky, Language management | SpolskyBernard, Language management. New York: Cambridge University.

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Chapter 8 focuses on ”Managing military language”, especially on the different language management situation of members of the military hierarchy and on language policy particularly foreign language teaching in several selected armies.

Second, the identification of the split of Hindustani into Hindi and Urdu as similar to a ”renewal” of the identities of Czech and Slovak is equally inadequate.

Cambridge University Press, Books by Bernard Spolsky. If you are bilingual or plurilingual, you have to choose which language to use.

Renato rated it really liked it Jan 21, Mulham marked it as to-read Aug 14, The fate of the expression ”Czechoslovak language” was the same: Finally, he argues that the domain approach is useful in formulating possible future research questions.


Each chapter provides a number of examples of language management from many settings all over the world. Raffaello Palandri rated it really liked it May 23, Finally, the author criticizes what he calls ”linguicentrism’,’ i.

Glenn David Ramirez added it Oct 27, Sections usually end with the final example in the sequence. The author of the book under review, however, prefers ”language management” over ”language planning,” ”because it more precisely captures the nature of the phenomenon” p.

He specializes in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and Slavonic languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language Return to Book Page.

Fitri rated it liked it Dec 26, Some of these choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language Therefore, there might be a gap between empirical facts and the author’s selection and delimitation of the domains. This, however, is not the case. No man is an island, nor a family a closed sociolinguistic unit” p.

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This book presents a specific theory of language management. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although he deals with situations in places all over the world, he does not propose any theoretical formulations of the differences between them in this respect. Femme Kiers marked it as to-read Jan 31, Only after the fall of the communist regime and, therefore, of heavily centralized state power in Czechoslovakia indid the split of this already federal state become possible in A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, zpolsky clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise.


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Language Management by Bernard Spolsky. Helen Kennedy added it May 18, Even if you speak only bernarx language, you have choices of dialects and styles.

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Such conclusions do not seem to bring new knowledge. Selected pages Title Page. Erik marked it as to-read May 26,