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ERIC Number: EJ1014095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Emerging Voices: "Speak White": Language Policy, Immigration Discourse, and Tactical Authenticity in a French Enclave in New England
Peters, Jason
College English, v75 n6 p563-581 Jul 2013
This article provides a historical case study of the Sentinelle Affair, a conflict between French language rights and the English Only educational policies of the Catholic Church in New England in the 1920s. An analysis of this conflict reveals a correspondence between programs of language centralization and the production of language differences in the United States. The article explores the possibility that such language histories of white ethnic groups might provide grounds for creating what Malea Powell calls "a rhetoric and composition alliance." (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
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