Normative political theory’s contribution to language policy research

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Type Editorial
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-583
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Issue number7
Early online date17 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2017
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This introduction surveys the normative literature on language policy and planning. Specifically, its aim is three-fold. It first explains how normative political theory adds to long-standing debates regarding language and linguistic diversity. Second, it explores some of the important trends within this normative literature as well as its fault lines. And finally, it discusses the main contributions of each article that comprises this special issue.


  • language policy, language planning, linguistic justice, language rights, normative political theory