ERIC Number: ED354730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Compelling Influence of Nonlinguistic Aims in Language Status Policy Planning in Puerto Rico.
Strauch, Helen M.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v8 n2 p107-131 Fall 1992.
On April 5, 1991, Spanish was made the sole official language of Puerto Rico, a move that replaced the 1902 Official Languages Act, which had put English and Spanish on an equal footing on the island, in name if not in practice. This paper analyzes this language status policy decision in terms of both its linguistic and extralinguistic purposes and implications. The new law is placed in the context of the political status of the island. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico