It’s all about English: the interplay of monolingual ideologies, language policies and the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics on multilingualism

  title={It’s all about English: the interplay of monolingual ideologies, language policies and the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics on multilingualism},
  author={Jennifer Leeman},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  pages={21 - 43}
  • J. Leeman
  • Published 26 June 2018
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Abstract In this article, I argue that census language questions, policies and ideologies are intertwined and mutually reinforcing. Thus, critical analyses of census language questions must examine the specific policies for which language statistics are produced, as well as the ideologies that undergird those policies and the production of language statistics. After examining the history of language questions and related policies in the U.S., I apply this approach in an analysis of the U.S… 

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