By Richard B Baldauf, Robert B Kaplan

This quantity covers the language scenario in Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, explaining the linguistic variety, the old and political contexts and the present language state of affairs together with language-in-education making plans, the function of the media, the position of faith, and the jobs of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous and/or were contributors within the language making plans context.

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Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Baldauf, R. , Jr. (2006) Rearticulating the case for micro language planning in an ecological context. Current Issues in Language Planning 7 (2–3), 147–170. Baldauf, R. , Jr. and Kaplan, R. B. (2003) Language policy decisions and power: Who are the actors? In P. Ryan and R. Terborg (eds) Language: Issues of Inequality (pp. 19–40). Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Brutt-Griffler, J. (2002) World English: A Study of Its Development. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

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First, there has until very recently been a dearth of formal language planning in these polities. While language planning and policy (LPP) frameworks like those provided by Kaplan and Baldauf (2003) and others have outlined LPP as a formal process, these studies highlight the more informal nature of much of LPP. ) These studies show that many of the changes that occur to languages are unplanned or covert. indd 31 26/04/2007 12:02:30 32 Language Planning and Policy in Latin America, Vol. 1 and decisions makes it very clear that much language change is unplanned in the formal sense, but rather occurs in the context of other events.

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