800150 :Policies on Language in a Superdiverse World (IC)


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: 14 x 2 hrs lectures (Collegerooster)
Tentamenvorm: paper, portfolio (Geen informatie over tentamendata bekend)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
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prof. dr. J.W.M. Kroon (coördinator)

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The course aims at acquiring knowledge and insight regarding general and language related policy models and procedures for the development, implementation and evaluation of language policy and the ability to apply these models and procedures in the description, analysis and interpretation of concrete historical and contemporary cases of language policy in the context of globalization and superdiversity.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The course focuses on governmental policy in the field of multilingualsim in the contect of globalization and superdiversity. In the first part an overview is given of general policy aspects that play a role in policy development. Attention is paid to the relationship between policy and society, the different stages of the policy cycle (ideology formation, agenda formation, policy preparation, policy formulation, policy implementation, evaluation, feedback, policy termination) and the analysis of policy documents (aims, means, actors, objects). In the second part the focus is on language policy as such. Against the background of a historical overview attention is paid to different definitions of language policy and language planning, to different forms of language policy and their mutual relationship (status, corpus, acquisition, prestige planning), to the rationale, development, implementation and evaluation of language policy, and to the societal contexts and ideologies that lead to different visions of language policy (multilingualism as a problem, a resource, a right). In the third part general and language related theoretical notions and insights are illustrated by dealing with concrete cases of language policy. As part of the course students write three short memos (that will be discussed during the lectures in an exemplary way) and a final paper dealing with concrete cases of language policy (the progress of which is reported upon during the lectures). Memos and paper are collected in a portfolio that has to be handed in at the end of the course for grading.

The papers will be submitted to Diggit.

Verplichte literatuur

  1. David Cassels Johnson, Language Policy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, ISBN 9780230251694.
  2. Teresa L. McCarty (ed.), Ethnography and language policy, Routledge,, 2011, ISBN 9780415801409.
  3. Thomas Ricento (ed.), An introduction to language policy. Theory and Method, Blackwell Publishing, 2006, ISBN 10 1-4051-1498-3.
  4. M. Howlett, M. Ramesh & A. Perl, Studying public policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-19-542802-5.

Aanbevolen literatuur

  1. R. Kaplan & R. Baldauf, Language Planning from Practice to theory, Multilingual Matters, 1997.
  2. R.D. Cooper, Language policy and social change, Cambridge University Press, 1989.

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