Language policy and planning in Deaf communities

Autor/a: QUER, Josep; QUADROS, Ronice M.
Año: 2015
Editorial: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9781107663862
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Language policies represent a kind of social intervention in a community. This is not new: for many decades nations and states have been inducing and even forcing people to adopt specific languages or to use specific forms of a language in their interactions. In this sense, the term “language policy” can be used with respect to rather diverse contexts. A language policy will determine decisions regarding the use of languages in a specific country or within linguistic communities (Cooper 1989).

En: C. Lucas & A. Schembri, Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities (2015), pp. 120-145.