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Languages in America : a pluralist view

Author: Susan J Dicker; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 2003.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 42.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book is a response to the debate centring on the languages which immigrants bring with them and presents an argument for language diversity in the US. It tackles common misconceptions about  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Dicker; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 1853596515 9781853596513 1853596523 9781853596520
OCLC Number: 704499012
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary, 2009. online-Ressource.
Description: xvi, 363 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. Language and Identity 2. The Melting-Pot Mythology 3. Common Misconceptions about Language Learning 4. Languages in the Schools 5. The Modem Official-English Movement 6. Challenges to Language Restrictionism 7. Lessons in Multilingualism Beyond the United States 8. The Possibilities of a Pluralistic, Multilingual America Epilogue/References/Index
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 42.
Responsibility: Susan J. Dicker.

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