Seminar: Language Policy and Mass Media
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Language Policy and Mass Media
Dr Andy Gao
School of Education
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales, Australia
In this talk, I acknowledge the important role that non- state actors such as the mass media (as well as other shapers of public opinion) play in the language policymaking process. I first elaborate what we mean by the term framing. Then I illustrate how the concept of framing can help researchers to explore the media’s mediation of language policymaking in three specific debates: the dialect crisis in China; high-stakes English examinations in China; and MOI policy, with particular attention to the use of English, Cantonese, and Putonghua in Hong Kong and the use of English and Spanish in the US state of Arizona. I conclude with suggestions for expanding research on the role of mass media in language policymaking.
About the speaker:
Andy Gao is an Associate Professor at the School of Education, University of New South Wales Australia.
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