Search for dissertations about: "Soraya Tharani"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Soraya Tharani.

  1. 1. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Anna-Brita Stenström; kultur och kommunikation (K3) Institutionen för konst; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE