ERIC Number: ED032520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Language Varieties Along the U.S.-Mexican Border.
The U.S. Southwest and particularly the region along the 1000-mile long U.S.-Mexican boundary, offers a ready laboratory for the observation of many phases of multilingualism and multiculturalism. The author feels, however, that the rich sociolinguistic material of the area has suffered from over-simplification and neglect. Very few synchronic studies along modern linguistic lines have appeared. He believes that the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and the Sociolinguistic Study on Southwest Spanish, supported by the University of Texas at El Paso's Research Institute, will help change the situation. After explaining briefly the aims of the Sociolinguistic Study, the author presents a survey of the historical evolution of the study of multilingualism. He also suggests a schema of the language situation of the Southwest. (DO)
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Note: Paper presented to the Sociolinguistics Section of the 2nd International Congress of Applied Linguistics, Cambridge, England, September 8-12, 1969.