ERIC Number: ED423706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The American Bilingual Tradition. Language in Education: Theory and Practice No. 88.
The history of language policy in the United States is explored, focusing on the rights of language minorities. The first chapter presents constitutional and ethnolinguistic background information and gives an overview of the main categories of language rights. Chapter two describes the extent to which the federal government has or has not made use of and promoted languages other than English. The third chapter outlines American achievements in toleration-oriented minority rights, and the fourth examines minority rights extended to promote language use among post-independence immigrant groups. Chapters five through eight describe the promotive language rights granted in various geographic areas, including mainland United States (large old- settler groups and smaller groups of original settlers), outlying areas that became states, and overseas possessions that did not attain statehood. Contents are indexed. (Contains 694 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Land Settlement, Language Minorities, Language Role, Minority Groups, Native Language Instruction, Public Policy, United States History
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: "Considered a reprint edition, rather than a revised edition, because we have made no changes to the content of Kloss's original text," but "With a new introduction by Reynaldo F. Macias and Terrence G. Wiley." For the 1977 edition reprinted here, see ED 145 680.