"An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method" is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. This title provides an accessible introduction to the study of language policy research and language's role in social life. It consists of newly commissioned essays written by internationally recognized scholars. It helps define and describe a growing field of inquiry and is an authoritative source for students, scholars and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education, policy studies and related areas. It includes section overviews, annotated chapter bibliographies, and discussion questions.