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Language rights and the law in the United States : finding our voices

Author: Sandra Del Valle
Publisher: Clevedon, UK ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2003.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 40.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A review of the legal status of minority languages in the USA. All the major cases in the USA concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in a manner that should be accessible to the non-legal reader. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law.
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Del Valle, Sandra, 1963-
Language rights and the law in the United States.
Clevedon, UK ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2003
(DLC) 2002015683
(OCoLC)50676380
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Del Valle
ISBN: 1853596442 9781853596445
OCLC Number: 53061368
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 357 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A History of Language Rights: Between Tolerance and Hostility --
Nativism and Language Restrictions: Echoes of the Past at the End of the Twentieth Century --
Fulfilling the Promise of Citizenship: English Literacy, Naturalization, and Voting Rights --
Language Rights in the Workplace: Negotiating Boundaries Within Close Spaces --
Language Rights in Litigation: Making the Case for Greater Protections in Criminal and Civil Proceedings --
Bilingual Education: Learning and Politics in the Classroom --
Native American Education: The US Implements an English-Only Policy --
Due Process and Governmental Benefits: When English-Only is Enough --
Commerce and Language Minorities: Remaking Old Laws for New Consumers --
The Place of International Law in Promoting Linguistic Human Rights Within the United States --
Appendix: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 40.
Responsibility: Sandra Del Valle.

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