English | March 2000 | ISBN-10: 1556197713 | 264 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Changing socio-political landscapes, the dynamics of “glocalization”, among other factors, are spawning new policy attitudes towards multilingualism, and putting language planning on the map.
With respect to terminology, this book suggests that to be relevant and sustainable, language planning would have to define its mission as the deregulation of access to specialized knowledge, and correspondingly be founded on substantially different methods and theoretical bases: epistemology and ontology of specialized domains; research on language for special purposes (LSP) and collocations; corpus linguistics; and language engineering technologies. On the one hand, the book recommends itself to decision-makers and language planning project managers. On the other, it should be of interest to students of LSP and terminology, language planning, artificial intelligence and African linguistics. -This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.