Language Policy and Communication Policy - Same Same but Different?

Henning Bergenholtz, Mia Johnsen

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Surprisingly, no attempts have yet been made to relate language policy and communication policy. This is the case in theoretical contributions on language policy and theoretical contributions on communication policy alike, none of which mentions the other concept. It is also the case in existing language policies where the term communication policy is not mentioned at all. Likewise, the term language policy is not found in communication policies, even where a particular company or organisation has a language policy as well as a communication policy. This contribution aims to define both terms and subsequently to establish the relation between them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-114
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • language policy
  • language planning
  • communication policy


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