Literature Review

This review draws from a range of literature sources to provide an overview of key themes and common understandings surrounding the factors that impact on successful language planning and policy, particularly with respect to Indigenous/minority language revitalisation and maintenance. Sources for this literature review include research reports, journal articles, books, and critical commentaries.

Annotated Bibliography:
This annotated bibliography is designed to either be read in conjunction with the associated literature review: Language Planning and Policy: Factors that impact on successful language planning and policy; or to act as a stand-alone document.

The bibliography draws from a range of literature sources (including research reports, journal articles, books, and critical commentaries) with the aim of providing an overview of key themes and common understandings surrounding the factors that impact on successful language planning and policy, particularly with respect to Indigenous/minority language revitalisation and maintenance.

The focus was to source more recent literature—produced between 2008–2019 to show contemporary discussion. The abstracts in the bibliography were drawn on, however, the literature for the review was broadened to include seminal literature which discussed the key factors in macro language planning and policy (LPP) developments, and their implications for Māori language revitalisation and related LPP.

Lay Summary:
This summary primarily focuses on language planning and policy (LPP) for te reo Māori and other indigenous languages. Researchers define LPP in various ways, but generally, language planning is seen as deliberate and systematic changes to a language.