Language Rights and the Law in the United States: Finding Our Voices / Edition 1

Language Rights and the Law in the United States: Finding Our Voices / Edition 1

by Sandra Del Valle
     
 

This book is provides a comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the U.S. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the U.S. concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in an easily accessible manner to the non-legal… See more details below

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This book is provides a comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the U.S. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the U.S. concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in an easily accessible manner to the non-legal audience. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law, employment discrimination to international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853596582
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Series, #40
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
769,079
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1A History of Language Rights: Between Tolerance and Hostility9
2Nativism and Language Restrictions: Echoes of the Past at the End of the Twentieth Century54
3Fulfilling the Promise of Citizenship: English Literacy, Naturalization, and Voting Rights88
4Language Rights in the Workplace: Negotiating Boundaries Within Close Spaces117
5Language Rights in Litigation: Making the Case for Greater Protections in Criminal and Civil Proceedings159
6Bilingual Education: Learning and Politics in the Classroom217
7Native American Education: The US Implements as English-Only Policy275
8Due Process and Governmental Benefits: When English-Only is Enough298
9Commerce and Language Minorities: Remaking Old Laws for New Consumers311
10The Place of International Law in Promoting Linguistic Human Rights Within the United States328
AppTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964348

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