The English-Only Movement in the United States

Valentina De Rossi

Abstract


Language has caused (and is causing) a heated debate in the United States. This is due to the fact that English has always operated as the national language without having officially been declared as such. There seems to be a pervasive sense that to be
an American one must be able to speak English.


Keywords


national language; English

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13136/2281-4582/2012.i0.779

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