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

Author: James Crawford
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Multilingual Matters, [2000] ©2000
Series: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Crawford
ISBN: 9781853596766 1853596760
OCLC Number: 1078911307
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
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 --
References --
Index
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Responsibility: James Crawford.
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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.

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