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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - LPREN

The Language Policy Research Network (LPREN or LPReN) is "an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of language policy." It was originally launched by AILA in 2006 as the Research Network on Language Policy.

Website: http://www.cal.org/lpren/ (the previous website at www.lpren.org no longer functions)


LPREN is managed by the Center for Applied Linguistics? (CAL).

"The overarching mission of LPReN is to promote the development of networks and rich collaboration around issues of language policy. [It] host[s] colloquia at conferences, invite[s] publications related to the field, convene[s] at events, and share[s] resources, announcements, and other opportunities via the LPREN listserv."

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Latest posts from lpren (at) caltalk (dot) cal (dot) org. (LPREN's previous Googlegroup is no longer used).


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Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for Implementation

Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for Implementation


The  guide aims to serve as a practical tool to assist policymakers and right holders to have a better understanding of linguistic rights as well as to provide best practices that could be replicated in different contexts. It is aimed to assist in the efforts to achieve the necessary balance between a state’s official language or languages, and its obligations to use or respect the language preferences of linguistic minorities. Protection and promotion of  language rights can also help to preserve the world’s linguistic diversity.


The Guide aims to:
•clarify the various rights of linguistic minorities relevant to language use and preferences;
•clarify the obligations of state authorities towards linguistic minorities;
•support the development and continuous improvement of effective (including cost-efficient  approaches to and practices for, these rights of linguistic minorities; and
•promote consistent approaches to the participation and inclusion of minorities in public life and the implementation of their language rights


More information:


Guide in ful-text:

Book: Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning

Title: Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning

Editors: M. Siiner, F. M. Hult, and T. Kupisch

ISBN: 978-3-319-75962-3
Hardback Price: $99.99

*Softcover Price: $24.99

URL: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319759623


About the book:

In the sociopolitics of language, sometimes yesterday’s solution is tomorrow’s problem.  This volume examines the evolving nature of language acquisition planning through a collection of papers that consider how decisions about language learning and teaching are mediated by a confluence of psychological, ideological, and historical forces.  The first two parts of the volume feature empirical studies of formal and informal education across the lifespan and around the globe.  Case studies map the agents, resources, and attitudes needed for creating moments and spaces for language learning that may, at times, collide with wider beliefs and policies that privilege some languages over others.  The third part of the volume is devoted to conceptual contributions that take up theoretical issues related to epistemological and conceptual challenges for language acquisition planning.  These contributions reflect on the full spectrum of social and cognitive factors that intersect with the planning of language teaching and learning including ethnic and racial power relations, historically situated political systems, language ideologies, community language socialization, relationships among stakeholders in communities and schools, interpersonal interaction, and intrapersonal development.  In all, the volume demonstrates the multifaceted and socially situated nature of language acquisition planning.


Table of contents:

-Situating language acquisition, Siiner, Maarja, Hult, Francis M. and Kupisch, Tanja.



- ”It is just natural” A Critical Case Study of Family Language Policy in a 1,5 Generation Chinese Immigrant Family on the West Coast of the United States, Liu, Lu.


-Between implementing and creating: Mothers of children with plurilingual family background and the Czech Republic’s language acquisition policy, Özörencik, Helena and Hromadová, Magdalena.


- Language Policy in a Multilingual Crèche in France: How is Language Policy Linked to Language Acquisition Beliefs? Caporal-Ebersold, Eloise.


- Utilizing SLA findings to inform language-in-education policy: The case of early English instruction in Indonesia, Arfiandhani, Puput, Subhan Zein, Mochammad.


- Portuguese as an Additional Language: Domains Use among Young Learners, Neves, Ana Cristina.


- Language Education Policy and Practice in the U.S.:  Emerging Efforts to Expand All Teachers’ Understanding about Language Development and Learning, Mueller, Peggy and Walqui, Aida.



- Shaping a Danish Multilingual University's Language Policy: Gatekeepers and Drivers of Change, Holmen, Anne.


- Globalization, Foreign Language Acquisition Planning and Classroom Practice: A Case Study of  Multi-national Group Interaction in a Japanese University English Course, Nukuto, Hirokazu.


- Washback effects of the Science without Borders, English without Borders and Language without Borders programs in Brazilian language policies and rights, Finardi, Kyria and Archanjo, Renata.


- Language policy in reality – a study of language use in two English-taught courses at University of Copenhagen, Rønne, Camilla Falck.



-  Resonances: Second Language Development and Language Planning and Policy from a Complexity Theory Perspective, Larsen-Freeman, Diane.


- Inclusion in Education: Challenges for Linguistic Policy and Research, Fettes, Mark and F. Mahbod Karamouzian.


- Language development in bilingual children: Fact, Factoid and Fiction, Gathercole, Virginia Mueller


 *Springer offers softcover books for the low price of just $24.99. This service is available directly through your university library. To purchase your softcover edition, just click on the MyCopy link when you search online for the eBook at your institution’s library. Discounted prices are also available when a volume form the Educational Linguistics series is used as a textbook for a course. Contact your Springer representative for further details.

It's here! The Final Report of the Totally Uncontroversial Survey on Childcare at Sociolinguistic Conferences!!

Hi everyone, Back in April I asked all of you to contribute your cogitations to this year's conferences survey - courtesy of the dedicated team at the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar! (https://www.baal.org.uk/resources/slxevents). And now......... the results are in! As with our previous surveys (https://academia.edu/14266444/, https://academia.edu/26782739/) I've written up this year's into a fancy looking report for all to enjoy: https://academia.edu/36820838/. Download it and set it as your desktop wallpaper. Print it out and stick it to your office door. Distribute copies to your colleagues. Print it on A1 sheets and wear it as a fetching gown. Whatever you do, get the word out, because the word is MORE CHILDCARE AT CONFERENCES!!!1!!! The report even comes with some little tips about how to actually go about it, from those who know. It's not rocket surgery folks; we can do this! Please forward this on far and wide to whoever may or may not be interested in it. Calendrically yours, Dave (on behalf of the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar team) -- Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132 Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk Communications Secretary, BAAL Language Policy group | www.langpol.ac.uk dave.sayers@cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers
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