ERIC Number: ED454519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Language Ideologies: Critical Perspectives on the Official English Movement. Volume 2: History, Theory, and Policy.
Gonzalez, Roseann Duenas, Ed.
This collection of essays addresses the complicated and divisive issues at the heart of the debate over language diversity and the English Only movement in United States public education. Blending social, political, and legal analyses of the ideologies of language with perspectives on the impact of the English Only movement on education and in classrooms at all levels, the collection offers a wide range of perspectives that teachers and literacy advocates can use to inform practice as well as policy. The essays in volume 2 explore the political, legislative, and social implications of language ideologies, focusing in particular on the implications for policymakers and language-program administrators. Essays in part 1, Update and Document, are: (1) "Language Legislation and Language Abuse: American Language Policy through the 1990s" (Dennis Baron); (2) "Statement on the Civil Liberties Implications of Official English Legislation before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, December 6, 1995" (Edward M. Chen); and (3) "Acquiring a Slice of Anglo-American Pie: A Portrait of Language Shift in a Franco-American Family" (Robert S. Williams and Kathleen C. Riley). Essays in part 2, Language, Justice, and Law, are: (4) "Social Justice, Language Policy, and English Only" (David Corson); (5) "The New American Spanish War: How the Courts and the Legislatures Are Aiding the Suppression of Languages Other Than English" (Juan F. Perea); (6) "Bilingual Individuals and Language-Based Discrimination: Advancing the State of the Law on Language Rights" (Guadalupe Valdes); and (7) "'Shooting Themselves in the Foot': Consequences of English Only Supporters 'Going to Law'" (Randy H. Lee, and David F. Marshall). Essays in part 3, Language and Ideology, are: (8) "Lessons from Colonial Language Policies" (Alastair Pennycook); (9) "Three Newspapers and a Linguist: A Folk Linguistic Journey into the Land of English as the Official Language" (Lynn M. Goldstein); (10) "The Racializing Function of Language Panics" (Jane H. Hill); and (11) "Analyzing the Rhetoric of the English Only Movement" (Amanda Espinosa-Aguilar). Essays in part 4, Official English, Official Language, and the World, are: (12) "Not Only English: English Only and the World" (Robert B. Kaplan and Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.); (13) "Language and Democracy in the USA and the RSA" (Geneva Smitherman); and (14) "The 'Normalization' of Minority Languages in Spain" (Cynthia Miguelez). An afterword, "Lessons, Caveats, and a Way Forward" by Thomas Ricento, is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, English Only Movement, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Ideology, Language Attitudes, Language Role, Official Languages, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Spain