Bilingualism in the US.

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Unformatted text preview: Bilingualism in the US Bilingualism in the US How the US became bilingual Acquired its multilingual Acquired its multilingual character in 2 ways: Through the following methods: Purchase Acquisition Annexation of territories Immigration Some Examples Some • Louisiana Purchased Acquisition: Alaska Annexation: US invaded and occupied Northern Mexico Immigration: Census Figures 1.. Facts about American 1 Facts about American bilingualism: • Extremely diverse • Transitional: changes from decade to decade How have linguistic How have linguistic minorities fared? Basically a tolerant society Freedom of Speech, practice one’s religion are protected by Constitution • All minorities share equal rights • Heinz Kloss 3 examples of Heinz Kloss 3 examples of discrimination: • • • During WWI: against Germans During WWII: against Japanese Throughout, against Mexicans ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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