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ERIC Number: EJ553088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
When Is Language Not a Language? Challenges to "Linguistic Legitimacy" in Educational Discourse.
Reagan, Timothy
Educational Foundations, v11 n3 p5-28 Sum 1997
Examines the concept of linguistic legitimacy (and illegitimacy) using three specific cases--Black English, American Sign Language, and Esperanto. The paper argues that legitimacy is grounded more on personal, political, and ideological biases than on linguistic criteria. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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