Book Reviews -- Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only" by James Crawford
Ferlazzo, Paul J., National Forum
JAMES CRAWFORD. Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only." Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992. 324 pages. $24.95.
In 1981, for the first time in the history of America, Congress was asked to consider a proposal to designate English as the official language of the land. The bill was introduced by California Senator S.I. Hayakawa, a semanticist by profession and author of a college textbook, Language in Thought and Action. Hayakawa, himself a Canadian immigrant of Japanese ancestry, felt that bilingual education in the public schools and accommodations for immigrant citizens such as bilingual ballots had gone too far. He argued that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Reviews -- Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only" by James Crawford. Contributors: Ferlazzo, Paul J. - Author. Magazine title: National Forum. Volume: 74. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1994. Page number: 42. © 1999 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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