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The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, and Our Economic and National Security : a Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox.

Author: Kathleen Stein-Smith
Publisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013.
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How has the American deficiency in foreign language study affected foreign policy, diplomacy, the economy, and most of all national security. This book showcases how the use of a second language can be helpful in political and economic circumstances. Various policy initiatives are analyzed to discuss their efficiency in bringing languages to American citizens. A recent study found that only 25% of Americans are  Read more...
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Stein-Smith, Kathleen.
U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, and Our Economic and National Security : A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox.
Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Stein-Smith
ISBN: 9780773418196 0773418199
OCLC Number: 831117208
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)

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How has the American deficiency in foreign language study affected foreign policy, diplomacy, the economy, and most of all national security. This book showcases how the use of a second language can be helpful in political and economic circumstances. Various policy initiatives are analyzed to discuss their efficiency in bringing languages to American citizens. A recent study found that only 25% of Americans are fluent in a foreign language. Stein-Smith argues that once you remove the first generation immigrant population from those numbers you are left with an extremely negligible number of ci.

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