SUM: Fishman refs on English-only
IUTZI-MITCHELL ROY _
ffri at aurora.alaska.edu
Mon Mar 4 23:12:14 UTC 1996
On 26 Jan 1996 I posted the following query:
> Subject: Seeking Fishman refs
> (cross-posted to Endangered-Languages-L and Linguist)
> I am seeking the references to what I believe are two articles by
> Fishman (at least one of which had co-author[s]). Both appeared ca.
> 1990-94, if I recall correctly. One was Fishman's interpretation of
> social and political forces underlying the English-only movement in the
> U.S.A. in the late 1980s. The other was a statistical analysis,
> comparing multilingualism with economic development, civil strife etc.,
> using nation-states as the units of analysis. If you have the
> to these journal articles, please reply by private e-mail; I will post
> the citations to this list later. Thank you.
My thanks to those who contributed references:
John DeVries <jdevries at ccs.carleton.ca>
Russ Bernard <UFRUSS at nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu>
Jonathan Dembling <J_DEMBLI at Husky1.stmarys.ca>
John David Duncan <jdd at efn.org>
Jon Reyhner <Jon.Reyhner at nau.edu>
Barbara Pearson <BPEARSON at umiami.ir.miami.edu>
James Crawford <JWCRAWFORD at mci.newscorp.com>
Daniel Nettle <ucsadne at ucl.ac.uk>
Ana Roca <ROCAA at servax.fiu.edu>
Following are (edited) versions of the references sent to me.
I cannot vouch for their veracity. Thanks again for the help.
Roy Iutzi-Mitchell <ffri at aurora.alaska.edu>
Fishman, Joshua A.
1988 "'English only': its ghosts, myths and dangers"
_International Journal of the Sociology of Language_ 74, 125-140.
Joshua Fishman (1992). "The Displaced Anxieties of Anglo-Americans." In
James Crawford (Ed.). Language Loyalties: A Source Book on the Official
English Controversy (pp, 165-170). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
(Abridged from "'English Only': Its Ghosts, Myths, and Dangers")
Fishman, Joshua A. 1991. _Reversing Language Shift: Theoretical and
Empirical Foundations of Assistance to Threatened Languags. Clevedon:
There was a festschrift for Fishman in 1993. the volume is "language
planning". The article you're looking for might be in there.
Fishmans' book _Language & Ethnicity in Minority Sociolinguistic Perspective_
(1989, Multilingual Matters) contains two articles which may be the ones
you're looking for: "Cross-Polity Perspective on the Importance of Linguistic
Heterogeneity as a 'Contributory Factor' in Civil Strife", and "Bias and
anti-intellectualism: the frenzied fiction of 'English Only'"
J.A. Fishman (1991). Interpolity perspective on the relationships between
linguistic heterogeneity, civil strife and per capita gross national
product. _Applied Linguistics_, 1:5-18
Fishman's international comparisons on the social impact of linguistic
diversity is "Empirical Explorations of Two Popular Assumptions:
Inter-Polity Perspective on the Relationships between Linguistic
Heterogeneity, Civil Strife, and Per Capita Gross National Product," in
_Learning in Two Languages: From Conflict to Consensus in the
Reorganization of Schools_, ed. Gary Imhoff (Transaction Publishers,
J. Fishman (1968) "Some contrasts between linguistically homogenous and
linguistically heterogenous polities." In J. Fishman, C. Ferguson, and J.
Gupta, (eds.), _Language Problems of Developing Nations_, pp. 53-68.
New York: John Wiley. An important follow up is:
J. Pool (1972) "National development and language diversity"
In J. Fishman (ed.) _Advances in the Sociology of Language_,
vol.2, pp. 213-230. The Hague: Mouton.
An article by Fishman, dealing with economics, in: Ana Roca and
John M. Lipski, Eds. SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES: LINGUISTIC
CONTACT AND DIVERSITY, pp. 9-19. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993.
Roy Iutzi-Mitchell, Asst. Professor
Anthropology, Education & Inupiat Studies
Ilisagvik College P.O. Box 749
Barrow, Alaska 99723 U.S.A.
ffri at aurora.alaska.edu
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