US literacy in languages and international affairs
The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York and Washington, DC, have caused a significant review of US capacity to conduct intelligence analysis to predict such attacks. A key component of the ability to analyze intelligence is the matter of competence in languages appropriate to areas of current emphasis in national defense. Language capacity is not a new topic to national defense, but this article looks at the link between government needs for language capacity and the availability of languages in formal education. Despite previous links between education and defense and the availability of federal funding to subsidize languages in schools, the predominant pattern of language enrollment appears to be in response to domestic concerns rather than to international affairs.
Cited by 3 other publications
Collin, Richard Oliver
. Words of War: The Iraqi Tower of Babel
. International Studies Perspectives
pp. 245 ff.
Liddicoat, Anthony J.
. Language Planning and Questions of National Security: An Overview of Planning Approaches
. Current Issues in Language Planning
pp. 129 ff.
. Bilingualism, Heritage Language Learners, and SLA Research: Opportunities Lost or Seized?
. The Modern Language Journal
pp. 410 ff.
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