General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Methods and Applications: LANGUAGE PLANNING
Language English
Module lecturer Tomasz Wicherkiewicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position prof. UAM dr hab.
Faculty Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 09-MALP-PIE-11


Wednesdays, 15:00-16:30, Collegium Novum - wing A - room 605A

Module aim (aims)

The course in Language Planning shall acquaint students with theoretical foundations of language policy as research discipline and pragmatic aspects of language planning. Presented will language planning domains (corpus, status, acquisition), models and programs at various scales and levels (macro, meso, micro) illustrated by case studies from around the globe.

Knowledge on specific aspects of language planning: e.g. state language planning policies, revitalization (programs) of/for endangered languages, minority language maintenance programs shall be provided.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

General knowledge of the world’s language situation

B2-level fluency in English


Basics and range of the discipline and the course in Language Planning
Basic terminology in language policy and language planning
Language policy as practice and scholarly discipline
Foundations and pragmatics of language planning
Language corpus planning and management
Language status planning and management
Planning and management of language prestige & attitudes; language ideologies
State and non-state language planning - various scales and levels (macro, meso, micro) 
Language acquisition planning and management
National/state language policies - case studies from around the globe.
Language planning and writing system(s)
Language in public space / Linguistic landscape
Minority language planning
Endangered languages – planning and revitalization programs
Language revival

Reading list

- Cobarrubias, Juan & Joshua Fishman (eds.) 1983. Progress in Language Planning: International Perspectives. Mouton Publishers.

- Cooper, Robert L. 1989. Language Planning and Social Change. Cambridge University Press.

- Ferguson, Gibson 2006. Language Planning and Education. Edinburgh University Press.

- Hult, Francis M. & David Cassels Johnson (eds.) 2015. Research methods in language policy and planning: practical guide. Wiley-Blackwell.

- Kaplan B., Robert & Richard B. Baldauf 1997. Language Planning from Practice to Theory. Multilingual Matters.

- Liddicoat, Anthony J. & Richard B. Baldauf (eds.) 2008. Language Planning in Local Contexts. Multilingual Matters.

- Nahir, Moshe 2003. "Language Planning Goals: A Classification", in: Christina Bratt Paulston & G. Richard Tucker (eds.) Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings. Blackwell.

- Olko, Justyna & Julia Sallabank (eds.) 2021. Revitalizaing Endangered Languages. A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press.

- Rubin, Joan & Björn H. Jernudd (eds.) 1971. Can Language Be Planned? The University Press of Hawaii.

- Rubin, Joan, Björn H. Jernudd, Jyotirindra Das Gupta, Joshua A. Fishman & Charles A. Ferguson (eds.) 1977. Language Planning Processes. Mouton Publishers.

- Spolsky, Bernard 2009. Language Management. Cambridge University Press.

- Tollefson, James W. & Miguel Pérez-Milans (eds.) 2018. Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning. Oxford University Press

- Wiley, Terrance G. 2003. “Language Planning and Policy,” in: S. McKay & N.H. Horberger (eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press., 103-147.

- Wright, Sue. 2004. Language Policy and Language Planning: Nationalism and Globalisation. Palgrave Macmillan