Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol 32, No 2 (2009)

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A. J. LIDDICOAT (ED.), ISSUES IN LANGUAGE PLANNING AND LITERACY

Kerry Taylor-Leech

Abstract


The sixteen chapters in this edited collection examine the relationship between literacy and language planning. As the editor points out, literacy planning is a site where a range of language-planning activities intersects (p. 2) and the collection considers these activities from the classic perspectives of status planning, corpus planning and prestige planning. The complexity of the field arises not just from the range of activities involved but also from the differing contexts in which literacy planning occurs and from its consequences, both intended and unintended. The chapters provide examples of some of these contexts and consequences, ranging from literacy planning in highly literate societies to those in which full literacy is far from being achieved.

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