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ERIC Number: EJ465567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-2690
A U.S. Colony at a Linguistic Crossroads: The Decision to Make Spanish the Official Language of Puerto Rico.
Velez, Jorge A.; Schweers, C. William
Language Problems and Language Planning, v17 n2 p117-39 Sum 1993
A controversial April 1991 proclamation made Spanish the sole official language of Puerto Rico, replacing a 1902 law declaring English and Spanish as the languages of government. This paper discusses the emotional debate and suggests that the law resulted from a powerful group opposed to U.S. statehood. (27 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico