Language Policies in English-dominant Countries: Six Case Studies
Michael L. Herriman, Barbara Burnaby
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
This text provides an analysis of current policies on language(s) in the USA, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. The linguistic background of each country is examined along with the status of languages, as determined by statute or practice. Consequences for all languages and language education are also analyzed.
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