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Rational Choice and Cost–Benefit Analyses in Language Planning

  1. William P. Rivers

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0994

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Rivers, W. P. 2012. Rational Choice and Cost–Benefit Analyses in Language Planning. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Rational choice and cost–benefit analyses of language policies and language planning efforts are a subset and consequence of the relatively recent expansion of intellectual inquiry in language planning to include microeconomic phenomena (one of which is rational choice) and macroeconomic considerations (i.e., cost–benefit analyses).

Keywords:

  • language planning;
  • language policy;
  • language revitalization;
  • language variation and change;
  • methods