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Edwin L. Battistella

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172485

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001

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Bad Citizens

Bad Citizens

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(p.101) Five. Bad Citizens
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Bad Language
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Edwin L. Battistella (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.003.0005

This chapter focuses on American attitudes toward languages other than English, beginning with some history and case studies and moving forward to contemporary issues of English-only and bilingual education. In looking at the urge to assimilate other languages, the reasons why some say foreign languages make bad citizens are explored. Topics covered include Native American languages, manualism vs. oralism, restrictions on foreign languages, bilingual education, and the ideology of language assimilation.

Keywords:   foreign languages, English, Americans, manualism, oralism, Native American languages, bilingual education, language assimilation

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