Codification (linguistics)

“In a well-known model of language planning by Einar Haugen, codification is only the second step. Step one is the selection process, step three is the elaboration of vocabulary (especially technical terms) and step four the implementation of the changes in society. In the process of language planning, two major levels exist: corpus planning and status planning (Heinz Kloss). Codification is part of the corpus planning of a language, because the “body” of the language itself is being planned as opposed to status planning, where the prestige and usage of a language is enhanced:

* Corpus planning: Codification of a language (step 2); elaboration of vocabulary (step 3)

* Status planning: Selection of a language (step 1); securing its acceptance (step 4)

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Whether the codification is successful depends heavily on its acceptance by the population as well as its form of implementation by the government, e.g. promoting its prestige and spread, teaching the norm in school and language courses, and so on.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codification_(linguistics)

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