Language policy and language planning in mainland Southeast Asia: Myanmar and Lisu

  title={Language policy and language planning in mainland Southeast Asia: Myanmar and Lisu},
  author={David Bradley},
  journal={Linguistics Vanguard},
  • D. Bradley
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Sociology, Linguistics
  • Linguistics Vanguard
Abstract Most nations in mainland Southeast Asia and elsewhere have one national language as a focus of national identity and unity, supported by a language policy which promotes and develops this language. Indigenous and immigrant minority groups within each nation may be marginalized; their languages may become endangered. Some of the official national language policies and ethnic policies of mainland Southeast Asian nations aim to support both a national language and indigenous minority… 
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