For full text: http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol27 no1/abstracts.html.
Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Various interpretations of the historical forces affecting U.S. language policy and attitudes toward bilingual education are examined. Changing political, social, and economic forces, rather than any consistent ideology, have shaped the nation's responses to language diversity. U.S. language ideology has shifted with changing historical events, and the absence of consistent ideology has enhanced the role of symbolic politics. (Contains 61 references.) (Author/SV)