Issues and challenges in language policy research in Timor-Leste

Taylor-Leech, Kerry (2008) Issues and challenges in language policy research in Timor-Leste. In: AILA 2008: Multilingulaism: Challenges and Opportunities, 24-29 Aug 2008, Essen, Germany.

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In this paper, I describe my experience of undertaking linguistic research in Timor-Leste. I set the context by briefly describing the language situation and the tensions
between global and local languages in this multilingual polity. I discuss my experience of negotiating with language planning agents. In so doing, I highlight the
challenge of maintaining an ethical and objective stance in a situation where language politics are highly politicised and culturally sensitive.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 05:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timor-Leste; language policy; research; linguistic research
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160103 Linguistic Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy

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