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ERIC Number: EJ915375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
The Making and Breaking of Language Ideology: Language Ideologies in Spanish Departments
Carreira, Maria M.
International Multilingual Research Journal, v5 n1 p60-76 2011
In their study of language ideology, Valdes, Gonzalez, Lopez Garcia, and Marquez (2003) found evidence of a pervasive monolingualist ideology or "discourse of monolingualism" in college-level Spanish departments. This discourse, which mirrors national language ideologies in the United States, is premised on notions of nationalism, linguistic purity, and the inherent superiority of monolingualism over bilingualism. This article builds on Valdes et al. by expanding its domain of inquiry to the secondary level of instruction. It is found that these notions are not widely or deeply present in high school Spanish departments. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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