Chapter 5. Language Policy and Globalization

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Thomas Ricento

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch5

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Ricento, T. (2010) Language Policy and Globalization, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • language policy and globalization;
  • hyperglobalists, globalization as emergence of a single global market - supplanting nation-state as primary economic and political units;
  • languages imbricated in globalization processes - and to what degree;
  • role of English in globalization;
  • English, becoming a pre-eminent ‘global’ language;
  • Spanish and English in the New World;
  • languages, reduced to ‘things’ - that can be counted and assigned a market value;
  • governmentality, “array of technologies of government”;
  • contemporary roles of English - on the Indian subcontinent;
  • globalization and language policies - paradoxes and possibilities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Role of English in Globalization

  • Spanish and English in the New World

  • Comparative Case Studies

  • Globalization and Language Policies: Paradoxes and Possibilities

  • References