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Why Don't They Learn English? Separating Fact from Fallacy in the U.S. Language Debate

ISBN-10: 0807740969
ISBN-13: 9780807740965
Edition: 2001
Authors: Lucy Tse
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Introduction
"Why Don't They Learn English?": Language Policy and Public Perception
Official English-Language Amendments
Education Sanctions
The State of English-Language Learning
Who Are U.S. Immigrants?
Are Immigrants and Their Children Learning English?
Why Do Some Students Learn English Faster Than Others?
Obstacles to Learning English
The State of Heritage Language Development
The Typical Life of an Immigrant Language
Causes of Language Loss
The Myth of Language Ghettos
Why Promote Heritage Languages?
Benefits of Heritage Language Development
Consequences of Heritage Language Loss
Support for Foreign- Versus Heritage Language Programs
How Can Heritage Languages Be Promoted?
Language Exposure and Group Membership
Providing Language Exposure in Heritage Language Programs
Promoting Group Membership in Heritage Language Programs
Where Do We Go From Here?
What Is the Current Situation?
Where Do We Go From Here?
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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