Review Language ideology, policy and planning in Peru (a review)


In this book, Mr. Coronel-Molina shows his personal interest in preserving and standardising the Quechua language in Peru. Quechua is an Amerindian language spoken, according to the author’s estimation, by around six to twelve million people in the Andean region of South America. With his perspective as a Quechua speaker- teacher-scholar, he questions the effectiveness of the practices in the High Academy of Quechua Language (HAQL) and the role it has played in language policy and planning in the Andean region, where according to him, the language has struggled to survive not only because of the HAQL position but for cultural reasons as well, since the time of the Spanish occupation of the region. Therefore, the author proposes an ethnographic approach to research to fully understand the sociolinguistic background and find ways to preserve language purity.

CLAUDIA SCHUHBECK. DSc in Education at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. For the past ten years has developed innovative multicultural programmes for faculty and students at universities in different parts of the world, using the latest technology and neuroscience to increase the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process. Currently researcher and the international liaison of European Competence Systems.

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