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Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning


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Notes on Contributors vii Foreword xii Thomas Ricento 1 Introduction: The Practice of Language Policy Research 1 Francis M. Hult and David Cassels Johnson Part I Fundamental Considerations 7 2 Selecting Appropriate Research Methods in LPP Research: Methodological Rich Points 9 Nancy H. Hornberger 3 Researcher Positionality 21 Angel M.Y. Lin 4 Ethical Considerations in Language Policy Research 33 Suresh Canagarajah and Phiona Stanley 5 Language Policy and Political Theory 45 Stephen May 6 Language and Law 56 Dimitry Kochenov and Fernand de Varennes Part II Methodological Approaches to Language Planning and Policy Research 67 7 Exploring Language Problems through Q ]Sorting 69 Joseph Lo Bianco 8 Ethnography in Language Planning and Policy Research 81 Teresa L. McCarty 9 Classroom Discourse Analysis as a Lens on Language ]in ]Education Policy Processes 94 Marilyn Martin ]Jones 10 Applying Corpus Linguistics to Language Policy 107 Shannon Fitzsimmons ]Doolan 11 The Economics of Language Policy: An Introduction to Evaluation Work 118 Francois Grin and Francois Vaillancourt 12 Analyzing Language Policies in New Media 130 Helen Kelly ]Holmes 13 Historical ]Structural Analysis 140 James W. Tollefson 14 Interpretive Policy Analysis for Language Policy 152 Sarah Catherine K. Moore and Terrence G. Wiley 15 Intertextuality and Language Policy 166 David Cassels Johnson 16 Mapping Language Ideologies 181 Adnan Ajsic and Mary McGroarty 17 Investigating Relationships between Language Attitudes and Policy Issues 193 Asa Palviainen and Ari Huhta 18 Using Census Data and Demography in Policy Analysis 205 Minglang Zhou 19 Making Policy Connections across Scales Using Nexus Analysis 217 Francis M. Hult Public Engagement and the LPP Scholar 233 Appendix A Interacting with Schools and Communities 235 Rebecca Freeman Field Appendix B Participating in Policy Debates about Language 240 John R. Rickford Appendix C Interacting with Politicians and Policymakers 244 Lava D. Awasthi Appendix D Managing Media Appearances 248 Kendall A. King Index 000

About the Author

Francis M. Hult is Associate Professor at the Lund University Centre for Languages and Literature. He is the co-editor (with Kendall A. King) of Educational Linguistics in Practice (2011), editor of Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics (2010), and co-editor (with Bernard Spolsky) of The Handbook of Educational Linguistics (Wiley, 2008). David Cassels Johnson is Assistant Professor of Language Education at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Language Policy (2013).


"[T]he book is a thoroughly enjoyable whistle-stop tour of research methods, highly readable and accessible at a glance. The suggestions from experts on research methods, data collection, potential research questions and literature dissemination will be highly valued by post-graduate or doctoral research students. The methodological rigor and topical richness will make this book appeal to LPP researchers, (critical) discourse analysts, applied linguists and scholars in bilingual/multilingual education research." - Wenge Chen, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2016

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