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At War With Diversity : U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety

At War With Diversity : U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety - 00 edition

At War With Diversity : U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9781853595059

ISBN10: 1853595055

At War With Diversity : U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety by James Crawford - ISBN 9781853595059
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.
Published: 2000
International: No
At War With Diversity : U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety by James Crawford - ISBN 9781853595059

ISBN13: 9781853595059

ISBN10: 1853595055

Edition: 00

Summary

Bilingualism is a reality that many Americans still find difficult to accept; hence the prominence of English-only activism in U.S. politics. This collection of essays analyzes the sources of the anti-bilingual movement, its changing directions, and its impact on education policy. The book also explores efforts to resist the English-only trend, including projects to revitalize native American languages.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the English only movement
- boom to bust - official English in the 1990s
- endangered native American languages - what is to be done, and why?
- seven hypotheses on language loss
- the political paradox of bilingual education
- the proposition 227 campaign - a post mortem