FYI. This concerns a special issue of the journal with some relevance
to this group's topic. (Fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO
From: Pauline Bryant <Pauline.Bryant@...
Subject: Current Issues in Language Planning
Full Title: Current Issues in Language Planning
Linguistic Field(s): None;Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): English
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2006
Proposals are invited for papers for an issue of the journal on
Language Planning and Compulsory Foreign Language Studies in
Primary/Elementary Schools. Abstracts should be about 300 words.
The teaching of foreign languages in primary/elementary schools has
not received the same attention from language planners as in later
stages of education. This volume will examine the issues involved in
deciding whether to make the study of foreign languages compulsory;
choosing the language(s) to be taught, particularly in multicultural
nations; whether to support community or indigenous languages;
fostering bilingualism; the effect of such language teaching on
attitudes to other languages; planning for models of teaching and
teacher training; the consequences for planning language teaching in
secondary schools; and the role of language teaching in supporting
governments' social and economic policies.
for information about the journal and other
calls for papers.