Jakob Leimgruber

Language planning and policy in Quebec

A comparative perspective with views from Wales and Singapore
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This book presents an in-depth study of the language policies present in the Canadian province of Quebec, and considers them from a comparative perspective, with special focus on Singapore and Wales. In so doing, it uses a mix of methods to look at the effects of language planning on language use: questionnaires, linguistic landscapes (visible language in public space), ethnography, and psycholinguistic experiments. Besides offering background information on Canada and Quebec, the comparative element uses data from Singapore and Wales to shine a new light on how language is managed in Quebec.
This book on language planning and policy (LPP) in the Canadian province of Quebec begins with a review of the literature on LPP both generally and in the Quebec context. It then draws on a mix of methods to illustrate language use on the ground and the way in which LPP has shaped this use. Sociolinguistic questionnaires gather information about a sample’s language repertoires and attitudes. A documentation of the linguistic landscape (LL) provides information about visible language in public space, and branches into the soundscape on public transport. An ethnographic survey of customer – barista interactions in cafés reveals language choice and code-switching in service encounters. A psycholinguistic study on the reading of signs from the LL informs about the ways in which laypersons notice languages in the LL. These findings are then analysed through a comparative prism from Welsh and Singaporean perspectives, two polities where English has also received extensive attention from language planners. The book concludes with reflexions on the study of LPP in contemporary settings.

PD Dr. Jakob Leimgruber lehrt Englische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Basel.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-8315-4
EAN 9783823383154
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 297
Format kartoniert
Ausgabename 18315
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Jakob Leimgruber
Erscheinungsdatum 23.09.2019
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage