THE LANGUAGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND: INSIGHTS AND LESSONS FOR LANGUAGE PLANNING
Keywords:language policies and practices of the Philippines, Thailand, Philippines, socio-historical and political contexts of language planning, motivations behind language planning, language planning and the development of human and intellectual capitals, , language planning and nationalism, language planning and multiculturalism, language planning and regional integration, language planning and globalization
This paper comparatively studies the language policies and practices of the Philippines and Thailand in order to gather insights
and lessons for ongoing language planning of both countries, as well as of the other countries of the ASEAN region, and of any other countries that are grappling with the issues and challenges of being multicultural and multilingual or are gearing for regional integration/ cooperation and globalization. The aspects of language policies and practices of the said two countries analyzed by this paper are:  the profiles of their language policies and practices,  their socio-historical and political contexts,  their underpinning motivations,  their implementations and their structural/ organizational mechanisms,  their implications on nationalism and multiculturalism,  their implications on the development of human and intellectual capitals, and  their implications on regional integration and globalization.