The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

47. What is the Language of the United States?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

David Goldberg [+-]
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David Goldberg retired in 2016 from the position of Associate Director of the Office of Foreign Language Programs and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) at the Modern Language Association, where he was responsible for the development of the MLA Language Map. Goldberg holds a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies and has taught Yiddish language and literature in heritage language schools and at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of an intermediate-level Yiddish textbook published by Yale University Press.

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Although the U.S. has long been described as a cultural melting pot into which languages other than English disappear, the Modern Language Association of America Language Map uses US Census data to reveal that this is far from being the case.

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Goldberg, David. 47. What is the Language of the United States?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 231-235 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38167. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38167. Jul 2019

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