Language management as a cyclical process: A case study on prohibiting Sorbian in the workplace

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Title:Language management as a cyclical process: A case study on prohibiting Sorbian in the workplace
Creators:
Kimura, Goro Christoph; g-kimura at sophia dot ac dot jp; Sophia University, Chiyoda-ku, Kioi 7-1, Tokyo, 102-8554, Japan
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 75, 4, pp. 255-271
Uncontrolled Keywords:language management, process model, feedback, policy cycle, management cycle, policy evaluation, Sorbian, majority-minority relation

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to re-examine the process model of LMT from theoretical as well as practical perspectives in order to harmonize it with other process models and widen its scope of analysis. In contrast to the ‘classic’ LMT process model, other process models on policy and management usually include a post-implementation stage. To examine the utility of this stage, a concrete case concerning the ‘prohibition’ of the use of Sorbian at an institution in eastern Germany with German and Sorbian employees is investigated. In this case study, a revised process model is applied in order to analyze the employers’ attempts to regulate language choice in the workplace. Theoretical as well as empirical considerations suggest that the LMT process model could profit from including a post-implementation stage of feedback, which gives the process a cyclical character.

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Title:Language management as a cyclical process: A case study on prohibiting Sorbian in the workplace
Translated title:Language management as a cyclical process: A case study on prohibiting Sorbian in the workplace
Creators:
Kimura, Goro Christoph; g-kimura at sophia dot ac dot jp; Sophia University, Chiyoda-ku, Kioi 7-1, Tokyo, 102-8554, Japan
Uncontrolled Keywords:language management, process model, feedback, policy cycle, management cycle, policy evaluation, Sorbian, majority-minority relation
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:75
Number:4
Page Range:pp. 255-271
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:8334
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:02 Dec 2014 18:19
Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 17:19

Citation

Kimura, Goro Christoph (2014) Language management as a cyclical process: A case study on prohibiting Sorbian in the workplace. Slovo a slovesnost, 75 (4). pp. 255-271. ISSN 0037-7031

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