Language Policy

ISSN: 1568-4555 (Print) 1573-1863 (Online)


Language Policy contributes to the growth of the field by publishing high-quality studies that help build a sound theoretical understanding of the subject area. It presents papers that deal with the widest range of cases, situations and regions.

This journal covers both language policy and educational policy. It presents policies concerning the status and form of languages as well as acquisition policies pertaining to the teaching and learning of languages. It contains detailed accounts of promoting and managing language policy and research papers on the development, implementation and effects of language policy in all regions of the world and under different conditions. The journal also includes empirical studies that contribute to a theory of language policy.

In addition, Language Policy examines policy development by governments and governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and business enterprises as well as attempts made by ethnic, religious and minority groups to establish, resist, or modify language policies.

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