Language Planning

Language planning is a deliberate effort to influence the function, structure, or acquisition of languages or language variety within a speech community. It is often associated with government planning, but is also used by a variety of non-governmental organizations, such as grass-roots organizations and even individuals. The goals of language planning differ depending on the nation or organization, but generally include making planning decisions and possibly changes for the benefit of communication. Planning or improving effective communication can also lead to other social changes such as language shift or assimilation, thereby providing another motivation to plan the structure, function and acquisition of languages.

Language engineering involves the creation of natural language processing systems whose cost and outputs are measurable and predictable as well as establishment of language regulators, such as formal or informal agencies, committees, societies or academies as language regulators to design or develop new structures to meet contemporary needs. It is a distinct field contrasted to natural language processing and computational linguistics. A recent trend of language engineering is the use of Semantic Web technologies for the creation, archival, processing, and retrieval of machine processable language data.

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Sociolinguistics Research In India - Fields of Research - Language Planning
... With help from the Central Institute of Indian Languages, language planning became a subject in Indian linguistic courses ... Institutes in Language Planning were held in 1977, 1980 and 1987, and the New Language Planning Newsletter began in 1985 ...
Language Planning - Case Study: Quechua in Peru - Acquisition Planning
... Since Quechua is no longer an official language of Peru, Quechua literacy is not consistently encouraged in schools ... is instead primarily based on Spanish, the nation’s official language ... There is a desire to preserve the uniqueness of Quechua as a language with its own attributes and representations of culture ...

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