Language and Politics in the United States and Canada: Myths and Realities

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Roderic Beaujot is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies at Statistics Canada, Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Demographers, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Population Society. He is the author of Population Change in Canada: The Challenges of Policy Adaptation, and co-author (with R. Beaujot, R. Rajulton, E. Gee, and Z. Ravanera) of Family Over the Life Course.

Barbara Burnaby is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching areas include language training for adult immigrants, Aboriginal and official languages in education for Canadian Aboriginal peoples, and adult literacy. Her recent work includes "Literacy in Athapaskan Languages in the Northwest Territories, Canada: For What Purposes?" published in Written Language and Literacy; she is second editor (with M. Herriman) of Language Policies in English Dominant Countries: Six Case Studies and first editor (with A. Cumming) of Socio-political Aspects of ESL in Canada.

Don Cartwright is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. His areas of interest lie in social geography, ethnic conflict, and minority-language policy, and he has a number of publications in these areas. Before joining the faculty at Western he was Director of Research for the Bilingual Districts Advisory Board, Ottawa, Canada.

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