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Author: Deborah J Schildkraut
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how Americans form opinions on language policy issues such as declaring English the official language, printing documents in multiple languages, and bilingual education. This book shows that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah J Schildkraut
ISBN: 0691118140 9780691118147
OCLC Number: 474639377
Description: 244 s
Contents: Introduction --
Symbolic politics : theory and evidence --
Theories of American identity --
American identity in surveys --
Defining American national identity --
Discussing language policy --
Mixed messages : hybrids, taxes, and the case of bilingual education --
Conclusion --
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Appendix A: exploratory factor analysis of American identity items (1996 GSS) --
Appendix B: question wording and coding for 1996 GSS data analyzed in chapter 4 --
Appendix C: focus group procedures --
Appendix D: questions guide for focus groups --
Appendix E: Coding ambivalent and opinionless policy-related thoughts

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In this well-written and engaging book, Deborah Schildkraut argues that competing images constitute distinct conception of American identity and that all of these must be incorporated into analyses Read more...

 
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