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Kaplan, Robert B. 2015. Multilingualism vs. monolingualism: the view from the USA and its interaction with language issues around the world. Current Issues in Language Planning 16 (1,2) : 149–162.
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In North America, language usage norms in the colonies stayed those of the motherland until roughly the American Revolution (1775–1783). Afterwards, American English (AE) was no longer a variation of London English, but it got into its national period. Major pleas in defense of AE are then presented, a devotion which enclosed immigrants' duty to learn it instantly, and protected against the intrusion of any other language. Political independence (I) was swiftly succeeded by cultural I.