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Battistella Bad Language--Bad Citizens
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prescriptive vs descriptive grammar language attitudes in the US: assimilation vs diversity
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Noah Webster wanted an American language (version of English) wanted to strip away class ornamentation ("low Protestantism" view of language) p. 126: "Custom, habits, and language, as well as government, should be national. America should have her own language distinct from all the world."
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Shift in assimilationist vs pluralistic views Native American languages Sign languages In each case, government policies shift one way and then the other over time.
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Unformatted text preview: Bilingual education "English as a second language" instruction (mixed groups) transitional bilingual education (same language groups) English immersion vs dual immersion Questions for thought What sorts of policies should California have with regard to language and education? Why should California adopt those policies? What are the drawbacks to those policies? Thinking in particular of California, how important are "informal" market forces, when compared with education policy, in language use? What are some examples of "informal" market forces?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Saddleback.

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