[lg policy] Don't make English official, ban it instead

Aditi Ghosh aditi.gh at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 03:52:15 UTC 2015


Unfortunately, the link is not working.
Can you please send an updated link.
Thanks

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 5:24 AM, Baron, Dennis E <debaron at illinois.edu>
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>  For International Mother Language Day I’ve reposted a slightly updated
> version of “Don’t Make English Official, Ban It Instead.”
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>  It's International Mother Language Day
> <http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/>, and once again, the
> U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation
> <https://www.congress.gov/113/bills/hr997/BILLS-113hr997ih.pdf> to make
> English the official language of the United States. Supporters of the
> measure say that English forms the glue that keeps America together. They
> deplore the dollars wasted translating English into other languages. And
> they fear a horde of illegal aliens adamantly refusing to acquire the most
> powerful language on earth.
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> I would like to offer a modest alternative: don’t make English official,
> ban it instead.
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> . . . . read the full post at the Web of Language: http://bit.ly/weblan
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>        Dennis Baron
> Professor of English and Linguistics
> Department of English
> University of Illinois
> 608 S. Wright St.
> Urbana, IL 61801
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>   office: 217-305-0067
> English Dept: 217-333-2390
> fax: 217-333-4321
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>  http://www.illinois.edu/goto/debaron <http://illinois.edu/goto/debaron>
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>  read the Web of Language:
> http://www.illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage
> <http://illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage>
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