Language Policy Research Network (LPReN)
The Center for Applied Linguistics manages the Language Policy Research Network (LPReN), an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of language policy. Originally launched by the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, (the International Association of Applied Linguistics) Research Networks Committee in 2006, the overarching mission of LPReN is to promote the development of networks and rich collaboration around issues of language policy.
LPReN’s advisory committee consists of internationally recognized scholars and experts in the field of educational language policy, planning, management, and politics, with members representing 13 countries and 5 continents. The LPReN team hosts colloquia at conferences, invites publications related to the field, convene at events, and shares resources, announcements, and other opportunities via the LPREN listserv.
Review of Research in Education (Volume 38) explores the important role of educational language policies in promoting education as a human right. With language diversity in flux due to large-scale trends with widespread implications, this timely volume offers a solid background to inform and influence policies and programs for millions of students worldwide.
News & Events
Language Policy in the Multilingual Classroom: Navigating Language Development and Implementation in International Baccalaureate Schools (poster)
Invited Colloquium - The Resurgence of Exclusionary Discourses and Ideologies in the US and UK: Implications for Professional Responsibility
CAL is saddened by the passing of Braj B. Kachru, a visionary and advocate of world Englishes, the field he pioneered and led. He was also an influential scholar on the languages of India and published extensive studies on Kashmiri.