Review of Literature on Planning for Language

  • Patrick Chin Leong Ng
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Linguistics book series (SBIL)


This chapter provides a framework for studying language planning issues in Singapore. It also draws together the following disparate themes of language planning activities inherent in government involvement: the goals of language planning, language planning in new and emerging states, forces against government intervention in language planning, the macrosociological and the microlinguistic perspective on language planning, status planning and corpus planning as well as the top-down versus bottom-up approach to language planning. Some of these themes are not exclusive to each other and there are instances where they overlap. To enhance our understanding of how individual dialect speakers perceive the use of different languages in multilingual Singapore, there will also be a discussion on the sociolinguistics of language use.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Niigata PrefectureNiigata-shiJapan

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