ERIC Number: ED373532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Official English. The Campaign for English as the Official Language of the USA.
Adams, Karen L., Ed.; Brink, Daniel T., Ed.
Essays on the campaign to establish English as the United States' official language include: "Official Languages and Language Planning" (Richard Ruiz); "Una lingua, una patria?: Is Monolingualism Beneficial or Harmful to a Nation's Unity?" (David F. Marshall and Roseann D. Gonzalez); "Canadian Perspectives on Official English" (Joseph E. Magnet); "Language Policy and Linguistic Tolerance in Ireland" (Alan Hudson-Edwards); "Languae Policies in Western Europe and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (Leslie J. Limage); "The Legislation of Bahasa Malaysia as the Official Language of Malaysia" (William G. Davey); "English - The Official Language of California, 1983-1988" (Stanley Diamond); "Testimony Before the State Legislature on California Proposition 63" (Geoffrey Nunberg);"Voting Rights, Liberal Voters and the Official English Movement: An Analysis of Campaign Rhetoric in San Francisco's Proposition 'O'" (Kathryn A. Woolard); "The Popularity of California's Proposition 63: An Analysis" (Connie Dyste); "The Official English Movement in Florida" (Max J. Castro, Margaret Haun, and Ana Roca); "Who Supports Official English and Why?: The Influence of Social Variables and Questionnaire Methodology" (Ana Celia Zentella); "Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities in the Southwest: An Overview" (Karen L. Adams); "Official English and the Learning of English" (Jon Amastae); "On the English Proficiency Act" (The Honorable Jeff Bingaman); "The Official English Movement and the Role of First Languages" (Elizabeth A. Brandt); "Official English and the Urge to Legislate" (Betty Lou Dubois); "The Navajo Language Today" (AnCita Benally and T. L. McCarty); "American Indian Language Policy" (Ofelia Zepeda); "Legal Background and History of the English Language Movement" (Barnaby W. Zall and Sharon McCloe Stein); "Is Language Choice a Constitutional Right?: Outline of a Constitutional Analysis" (James Weinstein); "Bilingualism and the Constitution" (John Trasvina); "Language and the Law in the Classroom: Bilingual Education and the Official English Initiative" (Rachel F. Moran); "Language Rights as Collective Rights" (Joseph E. Magnet); and "On Walling In and Walling Out" (The Honorable Noel Fidel). Six appendices covering amendments, initiaties, and resolutions; the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, article VIII; congressional hearings; the New Mexico state Constitution--Articles XII, XX; and representitive data are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Constitutional Law, Educational Policy, English, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Language Planning, Language Role, Legal Problems, Minority Groups, Monolingualism, Official Languages, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Public Policy, Regional Characteristics, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Social Values, State Legislation, Surveys, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
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Identifiers: Arizona; California; Canada; English Only Movement; Europe (West); Florida; Ireland; Malaysia; United States (Southwest); USSR