Research methods in language policy and planning : a practical guide / edited by Francis M. Hult and David Cassels Johnson.Material type: TextSeries: Guides to research methods in language and linguisticsPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015Edition: First EditionDescription: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118339848; 1118339843; 9781118340448; 1118340442Subject(s): Language policy -- Research -- Methodology | Language planning -- Research -- Methodology | Language and languages -- Research -- Methodology | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General | Language and languages -- Research -- Methodology | Language planning -- Research -- Methodology | Language policy -- Research -- Methodology | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Research methods in language policy and planningDDC classification: 306.44/9 LOC classification: P40.5.L35Other classification: LAN009000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Practice of Language Policy Research; References; Further Reading; Chapter 2 Selecting Appropriate Research Methods in LPP Research: Methodological Rich Points; Introduction; LPP as an Evolving Theoretical and Methodological Terrain; Methodological Rich Points; Who researches whom in LPP?; What do LPP researchers study?; Where do LPP researchers carry out their research?; How do LPP researchers collect, analyze, and interpret data?; Why do LPP research?; Conclusion; Notes; References
Further ReadingChapter 3 Researcher Positionality; Introduction; Knowledge-Constitutive Interests, Disciplines of Inquiry, and Researcher Positionality; The technical (work) interest; The practical (communicative) interest; The critical (emancipatory) interest; Disciplines of Inquiry and Researcher Positionality; The positivist research paradigm; The interpretive research paradigm; The critical research paradigm; An Example: The Case of Hong Kong
Study One. Measuring the effect of the medium of instruction (MOI) streaming policy on the academic scores and psychosocial indicators of English medium instruction (EMI) and Chinese medium instruction (CMI) studentsStudy Two. Ethnography of a class changing from CMI to EMI; Study Three. Both an interpretive and critical ethnographic study in an "international division" of a former CMI secondary school; On the Necessity of Becoming a Reflexive "Tweener"; References; Further Reading; Chapter 4 Ethical Considerations in Language Policy Research; Introduction; Background; Whose Interests?
Researcher IdentityRepresentation of Knowledge; Conclusion; References; Further Reading; Chapter 5 Language Policy and Political Theory; Introduction; Addressing Key Issues; Addressing Key Topics; References; Further Reading; Chapter 6 Language and Law; Introduction; Justification and Rights; Law Against Linguistic Diversity; Should the State Speak the Language of the Population?; Contemporary International Law: Some Positive Developments; The Law's Crucial Role in Ensuring Linguistic Rights and Freedom; Notes; References; Further Reading
Part II Methodological Approaches to Language Planning and Policy ResearchChapter 7 Exploring Language Problems through Q-Sorting; Introduction; Developing Research Questions; Choosing Contexts; Methods for Data Collection and Analysis; Case Study; References; Further Reading; Chapter 8 Ethnography in Language Planning and Policy Research; Introduction; Developing (Good) Research Questions; Choosing Contexts; Methods for Data Collection and Analysis; Case Study: The Native Language Shift and Retention Study; Concluding Thoughts; References; Further Reading