ERIC Number: EJ541085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Multilingualism in the United States.
McKay, Sandra Lee
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, v17 p242-62 1997
Examines demographic changes in the United States since 1980s influencing the recent effort to assert English over other languages. Key issues include: efforts to ensure English dominance in English-Only initiatives; court rulings on English-Only regulations in the workplace; and bilingual education legislation. Reviews current research on dynamics of multilingualism in bilingual communities. Includes a six-item annotated bibliography. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Competition, Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Economic Factors, English, English (Second Language), English Only Movement, Immigrants, International Trade, Language Research, Language Role, Language Usage, Migration Patterns, Minority Groups, Multilingualism, Public Policy, Second Languages, Social Change, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States
Note: Theme issue: "Multilingualism."