Language Rights and the Law in the United States

Language Rights and the Law in the United States

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A comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the USA. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the USA concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in a manner that should be easily accessible to the non-legal audience. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law, and from employment discrimination to international law.In Frontera, a Puerto Rican migrant to Cleveland failed a civil service carpentera#39;s exam given only in the English language. He belonged to Carpentera#39;s Union Local having been admitted on the basis of an oral exam and a review of hisanbsp;...

Title:Language Rights and the Law in the United States
Author: Sandra Del Valle
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2003-01-01

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