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Title: At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety
Written By: James Crawford
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism No.25
Description:

KEY SELLING POINTS - Offers a direct and analytical approach to the problems of US language policy - Provides an historical perspective to explain what is at stake - Articles were written at different times, from different vantage points DESCRIPTION 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. CONTENTS Introduction 1. Anatomy of the English Only Movement 2. Boom to Bust: Official English in the 1990s 3. Endangered Native American Languages: What is to be done, and why? 4. Seven Hypotheses on language Loss 5. The Political Paradox of Bilingual Education 6. The Proposition 227 campaign: A Post Mortem References; Acknowledgements; Index

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 1853595063
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