OR methodology is applied to the contemporary concern of modelling language group interaction, with a view to language planning. The change in size of two unilingual language groups, and of a third bilingual population mediating the interaction of these, is modelled using system dynamics. The model is one of highest possible endogeneity, with the minimum of external intervention in modelling runs. The model is applied to the instances of modern Canada excluding Quebec, Quebec, all Canada and Wales, and conclusions drawn regarding the use of the model in determining language planning initiatives.
|Pages (from-to)||626 - 636|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Operational Research Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2009|
- language planning
- system dynamics