Publication details [#11841]

Zentella, Ana Celia. 1997. The Hispanophobia of the Official English Movement in the US. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 127 : 71–86. 16 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Walter de Gruyter


An examination of the impact of U.S. English-only language policies on ethnic minorities in the U.S., with a special focus on the Latino population. Attitudes towards English-only policies indicate that Latino Americans are very supportive of non-English services. However, the author emphasizes that issues of economic and social inequality outweigh problems related to language policies.