Michele Gazzola, Federico Gobbo, David Cassels Johnson, Jorge Antonio Leoni de León

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This chapter concludes the book by pointing out five issues that deserve more attention. The first issue is the necessity of researchers leveraging the epistemological and theoretical diversity within the field. The second issue is the study of the conditions under which LPP is effectively able to influence language change, and the context in which such change occurs. The authors argue that more attention should be paid to the effects of the increasing role of the public sector in contemporary societies. The third issue calls for researchers in the field of LPP to be clear in their epistemological and methodological standpoints. The fourth issue is the recent massive use of information technologies for language-based applications, whose current proportions we are just beginning to estimate. A final issue is the difference between scholarship in and about LPP and actual, real-world LPP writing and implementation. A general question remains open: the identification of the epistemological limits of the field of LPP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpistemological and Theoretical Foundations in Language Policy and Planning
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783031223150
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-22314-3
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jan 2023

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© The Editor(s) (ifapplicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023, corrected publication 2023.


  • Language Policy
  • language planning
  • Public Policy
  • Social policy
  • Language change
  • Epistemology
  • Language planning
  • Theory
  • Language policy


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