Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights

Selected Proceedings of the Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights Conference, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March, 1996

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The contributions to this volume cover a broad range of issues in language policy that are hotly debated in every corner of the globe. The articles included investigate the implications of language policies on the notion of language rights as the issues are played out in very specific circumstances — from the courtroom in Australia to the legislature in California to the educational system in England to the administrative practices of the European Commission. The authors explore conflicts between basic conceptions of fairness in justice, administration and education on the one hand, and political and economic realities on the other. Articles focus on langage issues in the United States, Canada, Brazil, England, France, Slovakia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Australia and several African states. Other articles consider the implications of new supernational agreements — the European Union, NAFTA, GATT, the OAU — on language issues in the signatory states. In sum the volume offers an extensive presentation of current issues and practices in language policy and linguistic human rights.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Douglas A. Kibbee
viii
Presentation
Douglas A. Kibbee
x
Legal and Linguistic Perspectives on Language Legislation
Douglas A. Kibbee
1
The Linguistic Rights of Non-English Speaking Suspects, Whitnesses, Victims and Defendants
Kate Storey
24
Great Mischiefs — An Historical Look at Language Legislation in Great Britain
Ruth Morris
32
The Crminalization of Spanish in the United States
Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza
55
Towards Consensus? Standard English in the National Curriculum
Joan Swann
68
Beyond an Anglo-Saxon Confederation: the Clash of World Hegemonies in the Language Ideologies of Arthur Balfour and Woodrow Wilson
Chris Andre
84
Anatomy of the English-Only Movement: Social and Ideological Sources of Language Restrictionism in the United States
James Crawford
96
The Courts, the Legislature and society: the Shaping of Federal Language Policy in the United States
Thomas Ricento
123
Language Rights Arguments in Central Europe and the USA: How Similar Are They?
Miklós Kontra
142
What Happens After English is Declared the Official Language of the United States?
Terrence G. Wiley
179
A Historical Perspective on Language Policy in Russia
Elena Schmitt
196
Majority Language, Minority Misery: The Case of sri Lanka
Richard W. Bailey
206
On the Eleven-Official Languages Policy of the New South Africa
Sheila Mmusi
225
OAU’s Resolutions on African Languages and the State of Their Implementation
Kahambo Mateene
240
Language Policy in Education and the Future of Indigenous Languages in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Joyce B. Sukumane
248
Language and human Rights in Africa
Michel Nguessan
261
The Case for Brazilian Sign Language: A Deaf Community Finds Its Voice
Norine Berenz
269
Requirements, Dynamics and Realities of Language Use in the EU: A Case Study of the European Commission
Carsten Quell
288
French Language Policy and Francophonie
Louis-Jean Calvet
310
Quebec’s Charter of the French Language Twenty Years After
Gerald Paquette
320
The Philosophy of the French Language Legislation: Internal and International Aspects
Yves Marek
341
The role of the french Language in Maintening Linguistic Diversity in North America: Some Glottopolitical Considerations
Normand Labrie
351
Bibliography
363
Index of Personal Names
395
Index of Languages
399
General Index
403
“The pratical meaning of the term ‘language rights’ has not yet been established.”
“Anyone who is concerned with the future of linguistic diversity, with the ability of language planners to influence public debate and governmental policy, or with the consequences of language legislation, should read this book and engage with the questions it raises.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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