Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-4192.2010.00275.x
Title: Language policy mistakes in Singapore: Governance, expertise and the deliberation of language ideologies
Authors: Wee, L. 
Keywords: Deliberative democracy
Deliberative poll
Expertise
Ideology
Language policy
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Wee, L. (2011-07). Language policy mistakes in Singapore: Governance, expertise and the deliberation of language ideologies. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 21 (2) : 202-221. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-4192.2010.00275.x
Abstract: An admission of a language policy mistake from the Singapore government is a rare occurrence. In recent years, there have been two such admissions. This paper discusses these policy mistakes, and focuses on the contributions that language experts might be able to make to the process of policy construction. It is argued that language experts should not be restricted in their ability to contribute to the process of policy formulation, particularly if deeply entrenched ideologies about language are to be subjected to careful scrutiny. The paper concludes by considering deliberative polls, which provide one practical design where experts and non-experts can engage in an informed discussion about specific policy recommendations. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Applied Linguistics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124351
ISSN: 08026106
DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2010.00275.x
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