Introduction : why are discursive approaches to language policy necessary?

Elisabeth Barakos, Johann W. Unger

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Abstract

This volume is a series of explorations of language policy from a discursive perspective. Its chief aim is to systematically explore the interconnectedness of language policy and discourse through what we are terming ‘discursive approaches to language policy’ (DALP). We show that language policy is a multilayered phenomenon that is constituted and enacted in and through discourse (which is defined more closely in Sect. 1.2). Language policy is a fast-growing, vibrant, and interdisciplinary field of inquiry that offers a variety of theoretical frameworks, methodologies, analytic approaches, and empirical findings: the framing sections at the beginning of each part of this volume and the commentary at the end frame the discussion of developments in language policy and especially the role of DALP therein.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscursive approaches to language policy
EditorsElisabeth Barakos, Johann W. Unger
Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages23-49
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-53134-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-53133-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016

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    Discursive approaches to language policy

    Barakos, E. (ed.) & Unger, J. W. (ed.), 2016, London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan. 299 p.

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  • Introduction to part III, empirical applications of discursive approaches to language policy

    Barakos, E., 2016, Discursive approaches to language policy. Barakos, E. & Unger, J. W. (eds.). London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, p. 151-157 7 p.

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    Language policy and critical discourse studies: towards an integrated approach

    Barakos, E., 3 Nov 2016, Discursive approaches to language policy. Barakos, E. & Unger, J. W. (eds.). London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, p. 23-49 27 p.

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    Barakos, E., & Unger, J. W. (2016). Introduction : why are discursive approaches to language policy necessary? In E. Barakos, & J. W. Unger (Eds.), Discursive approaches to language policy (pp. 23-49). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53134-6_1