This book develops a theory of language management based on research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions. Bernard Spolsky defines language management as “an attempt by some person or As Spolsky points out, his domain-based approach departs from the tr. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Bernard Spolsky, Language management | SpolskyBernard, Language management. New York: Cambridge University.

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Despite the fact that the author decided to ”pass over” the topic of simple language management, he nevertheless includes it in the final chapter.

Language Management

The conclusion of Chapter 2 is similarly simple: Renato rated it really liked it Jan 21, Language policy is all about choices.

Chapter 4 ”Language management in the workplace: Bernard Spolsky reviews research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government.

An exemplary case is the section with the title ”The organization of this chapter” p. Some of these choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language managers to control the choices.

The same law added that in the Czech lands ”the administration should, as mamagement rule, take place in Czech, and in Slovakia, as a rule, in Slovak” Law No. Preview — Language Management by Bernard Spolsky.

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Language policy is all about choices. Language Management Bernard Manavement No preview available – Nevertheless, the model of language policy proposed by Spolsky lacks any such primarily non-linguistic components. Second, the identification of the split of Hindustani into Hindi and Urdu as similar to a ”renewal” of the identities of Czech and Slovak is equally inadequate.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: There were 18, employed, with a projected increase over the next ten years of percent each year. As a result, the distinctive features of the author’s conception of language management are not easy to managrment.

To sum up, although the book presents many issues relevant to a given problem area, it does not deal theoretically with their nature and, what is most important, with how and bernxrd various phenomena relate to each other. A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, and clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise.

Want to Read saving…. The Spolsky’s claims that there were attempts in interwar Czechoslovakia to create a single national language by ”blending” Czech and Slovak and that the split of Czechoslovakia in ”produced a renewal of separate identities” are thus false.

Georgetown University Press, On the other hand, detailed information on language management from many settings around the world makes up most of the content and the book is not demanding in terms of theoretical concepts used; therefore, it could be welcomed by secondary school and undergraduate students lanvuage in how language and language use are regulated in various parts of the world.

These spols,y are divided into a number of categories. Finally, he argues that the domain approach is useful in formulating possible future research questions.

An International Handbook of Contemporary Research. Katarina Tiklova marked it as to-read Feb 26, Paperbackpages. It is typical of the book as a whole that the relationship of the author’s conception to others mentioned in the book is not clarified.


The book can be of interest to scholars working in the field of language policy and planning, although it contains rather little theory and methodology.

Language Management by Bernard Spolsky

Each chapter provides a number of examples of language management bsrnard many settings all over the world. This book presents a specific theory of language management. Chapter 8 focuses on ”Managing military language”, especially on the different language management situation of members of the military hierarchy and on language policy particularly foreign language teaching in several selected armies.

Jernudd and Jiri V. Spolsky’s rendering of the distinction between ”simple” and ”organized” language management, which he has borrowed from Jernudd and Neustupny’s language management theory cf. The terms ”language management,” ”language policy,” and ”language planning” are used loosely and sometimes interchangeably in the book.

The author defines language management as: Only after the fall of the communist regime and, therefore, of heavily centralized state power in Czechoslovakia indid the split of this already federal state become possible in Log In Sign Up. Erik marked it as to-read May 26, He does not provide any reason for the need to build just prolegomena, while, at the same time, a much more elaborated theory of language management already exists see Jernudd and NeustupnyNekvapilNekvapil and ShermanNeustupny and Nekvapil as well as elaborated theories of language policy and language planning see CooperKaplan sposky BaldaufRicentoamong others.