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

48. Is there a Language Crisis in the United States?

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

Julie Tetel-Andresen [+-]
Duke University
Julie Tetel Andresen is Professor of English and Linguistics at Duke University. She holds an M.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Linguistics in American 1769-1924: A Critical History (Routledge, 1990), Linguistics and Evolution. A Developmental Approach (Cambridge, 2014) and Languages in the World. How History, Culture and Politics Shape Language with Phillip M. Carter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).

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This chapter highlights the fact that there is a serious language problem in the United States. The effectiveness of world language education is considered an issue in the first place. Thus, in order to produce capable, well-educated, bilingual professionals the US is considered to benefit from serious investment in training.

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Tetel-Andresen, Julie. 48. Is there a Language Crisis in the United States?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 236-240 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38168. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38168. Jul 2019

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