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Adkins, Tabetha – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Using Jack Goody and Ian Watt's theory of literacy as a normalizing agent, I show how the presence of the English language and "English Only" values and policies have affected the Amish and their home language, Pennsylvania Dutch, and their religious language, "High" German. These changes are seen as detrimental to the Amish…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, English, Religion, Language Usage