Can formal language planning link to grassroots cultural initiatives? An informal investigation.

Wright, L.S. (2002) Can formal language planning link to grassroots cultural initiatives? An informal investigation. Per Linguam, 18 (2). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0259-2312

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Abstract

Formal language planning is inevitably a top-down, highly technical process. Success for such planning would seem to depend on engaging productively with existing or readily developed social motivation within the society. This article reports on an informal investigation into how ordinary language practitioners and cultural workers in South Africa view the possibilities of contributing to the country’s emerging language dispensation, what they regard as their most useful possible contributions, and what they expect from the language planners and ‘government’ in support of South Africa’s Language Policy and Plan.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:language; language policy; language policies; language planning; social leadership; South Africa; South African Language Policy and Plan; Pan South African Language Board; PanSALB PanSALB; reversing language shift; RLS; previously marginalized languages; PMLs; language revitalisation; VAT on books
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)
ID Code:1180
Deposited By: Prof Laurence Wright
Deposited On:06 Oct 2008
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:19
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