'The big ones swallow the small ones.' Or do they? The language policy
The Lao People's Democratic Republic is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse nations in Southeast Asia. Since 1975, the Communist government has touted as its hallmark a discourse of interethnic equality and solidarity, particularly in the field of education. However, a critical reading of government policies and planning measures over the past 30 years reveals a persistent discourse of ethnic Lao cultural and linguistic centrality. This thesis seeks to identify the various...[Show more]
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