Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1999: Language in Our Time

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1999: Language in Our Time : Bilingual Education and Official English, Ebonics and Standard English, Immigration and the Unz Initiative

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Marking the return - after a two-year hiatus - of this annual collection of essays on linguistics and language education, the 1999 volume speaks to the most pressing social issues of our time. More than thirty contributors from around the world take up longstanding debates about language diversity, language standardization, and language policy. They tackle such controversial issues as the Official English movement, bilingual education, and ideological struggles over African American Vernacular English.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 590g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0878401326
  • 9780878401321

Review quote

A valuable compendium of knowledge... the volume provides a current, accessible, welcome, and well-tempered picture of contemporary scholarship. Modern Language Journal
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About James E. Alatis

James E. Alatis is dean emeritus of the School of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University. Ai-Hui Tan is the coordinator of the Georgetown Round Table on Languages and Linguistics.
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