Language Policy
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Language policy (or language planning) refers to the conscious exertion of influence by the state or other social agencies on the development of language and the writing system (script) through administrative measures, particularly through norms, with the aim of securing an effective oral and written form of communication that satisfies the current technical demands (letterpress, mass media, information transmittan…

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Kaden, Klaus, “Language Policy”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 26 March 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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