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Title :The New Nativism : Language Policy and Lingistic Ideology in the United States
Authors :Deniis, Baron
Issue Date :2005
Abstract :Recent decades have seen a rise in nativism in the United States, manifested in calls for tighter immigration controls, resistance ot bilingual education,m and increasing support for English as the official language. There are renewed calls to restrict both the public and private scope of languages other than English, as well as the stignatized dialect called nariously Black English. Afro-Americhan Nernacular English, or Ebonics. While earlier nativist movenents in the U.S. targeteed immigratant groups. Hispanics show more language loyalty and resist assimilation into the Anglo mainstream, supporting their claims with figures from the recent Census 2000/ I will discuss the history of U.S. language policy in light of recent legislation, legal decisions, Census language data, and public commentary on language issues. While Spanish contimues to be perceived as kisruptive and a threat to the dominance of English, I argue that such perceptons are erroneous, based more on prejudice than on linguistic reality.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1349-1032
Publisher :The American Studies Center of the University of the Ryukyus
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/6778
Citation :The Okinawan Journal of American Studies no.2 p.1 -12
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2005)

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