Language Rights and the Law in the United States

THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO LANGUAGE RIGHTS CLAIMS From the First Amendment to the Fourteenth ... enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States ; nor shall any State ...

Author: Sandra Del Valle

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853596582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the USA. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the USA concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in a manner that should be easily accessible to the non-legal audience. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law, and from employment discrimination to international law.
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Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

In contrast, other states establish laws that declare the status of English as official without explicit provisions in the legislative statutes to protect the language rights of speakers of the official language (Illinois, Indiana, ...

Author: Eduardo Faingold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498571371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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This book analyzes the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. It addresses the demands for linguistic rights by those who do not speak English as a first language or seek to maintain the use of an indigenous language.
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Language Rights and the Law in the European Union

Official English in the constitutions and statutes of the fifty states in the United States. Language Problems and Language Planning, 36, 136–148. https://doi.org/10.1075/lplp.36.2.03fai. Faingold, E. D. (2012b). Language rights in the ...

Author: Eduardo D. Faingold

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030330125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book examines the language policies relating to linguistic rights in European Union law and in the constitutions and legal statutes of some European Union member states. In recent years, the European Union has seen an increase in claims for language recognition by minority groups representing a considerable population (such as Catalan in Spain and Welsh in the UK). Additionally, there is a developing situation surrounding the official use of English within the European Union in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. In light of these two contexts, this book focuses on the degree of legal protection afforded to linguistic groups in the European Union. It will be of interest to students and scholars of language policy, EU law, minority languages and sociolinguistics.
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Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

This book analyzes the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories.

Author: Eduardo Faingold

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ISBN: 1498571360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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This book analyzes the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. It addresses the demands for linguistic rights by those who do not speak English as a first language or seek to maintain the use of an indigenous language.
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Law Language and the Multilingual State

The state therefore has the obligation to ensure equal access to services of equal quality for members of both official language communities, while taking into account the specific needs of the minority community.23 Language rights must ...

Author: Claudine Brohy

Publisher: UJ Press

ISBN: 9781920382223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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The theme of the conference, “Language, Law and the Multilingual State”, was determined to investigate the state-juridical challenges facing multilingual societies. Several related issues were addressed, such as minority and indigenous languages, globalisation and diversity, language rights, language ideology and language legislation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

... claims against the state. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she had previously communicated in both languages. ... Ruiz has become the most important modern case on language rights in the United States. It clearly establishes that ...

Author: Peter Meijes Tiersma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book provides a state-of-the-art account of past and current research in the interface between linguistics and law. It outlines the range of legal areas in which linguistics plays an increasing role and describes the tools and approaches used by linguists and lawyers in this vibrant new field. Through a combination of overview chapters, case studies, and theoretical descriptions, the volume addresses areas such as the history and structure of legal languages, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every continent who are familiar with linguistic issues that arise in diverse legal systems, including both civil and common law jurisdictions, mixed systems like that of China, and the emerging law of the European Union.
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Language Rights in the United States

New Jersey Case Law on Legal Interpreting ( Jul . 1983 ) Vicinage - Level Administration of Interpreting and Translation Services : A Survey of the Trial Court Administrators ( Aug. 1983 ) 9 . 8. Language Rights in the United States : A ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017764338

Category: Court interpreting and translating

Page: 406

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EC Law and Minority Language Policy

Language rights , as an aspect of minority rights more generally , constitute one of the three typically acknowledged sources of ... meant that national minorities were often displaced on the ' wrong side of new state frontiers .

Author: Niamh Nic Shuibhne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004478718

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The European Community has pledged respect for the cultural and linguistic diversity of its Member States and has recognized minority languages as an inherent constituent in this regard. This development reflects a broader trend within the Community towards grappling with less obvious aspects of supranational governance. Minority language groups turn optimistically to `Europe' in response. But, despite rhetorical promises, just what can the EC actually be expected to do in the realm of minority language protection, a politically sensitive and traditionally domestic concern? Arguments put forward to date focus primarily on philosophical, moral, economic, and political discourse. While these considerations are a vital aspect of the debate on minority languages and on linguistic diversity more generally, the question of legal basis remains largely unanswered. For the first time, this book traces comprehensively the existence of an appropriate legal basis for action undertaken by the EC in this domain, striving in particular to locate a pragmatic yet effective balance between legitimate possibility and acceptable limitations.
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Florida Journal of International Law

In order to illustrate this, some of the most eminent proponents of international language rights have regretted that ... It is wrong, however to draw universal conclusions from the laws of States with unique background like Canada or ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5114292

Category: Foreign trade regulation

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Language and Politics in the United States and Canada

This volume critically analyzes and explains the goals, processes, and effects of language policies in the United States and Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Author: Thomas Ricento

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805828382

Category: Education

Page: 357

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This volume critically analyzes and explains the goals, processes, and effects of language policies in the United States and Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives. The focus of this book is to explore parallel and divergent developments in language policy and language rights in the two countries, especially in the past four decades, as a basis for reflection on what can be learned from one country's experience by the other. Effects of language policies and practices on majority and minority individuals and groups are evaluated. Differences in national and regional language situations in the U.S. and Canada are traced to historical and sociological, demographic, and legal factors which have sometimes been inappropriately generalized or ignored by ideologues. The point is to show that certain general principles of economics and sociology apply to the situations in both countries, but that differing notions of sovereignty, state and nation, ethnicity, pluralism, and multiculturalism have shaped attitudes and policies in significant ways. Understanding the bases for these varying attitudes and policies provides a clearer understanding of the idiosyncratic as well as more universal factors that contribute to tensions between groups and to outcomes, many of which are unintended. The volume makes clear that language matters always involve issues of culture, economics, politics, individual and group identities, and local and national histories. The chapters provide detailed analyses on a wide range of issues at the national, state/provincial, and local levels in both countries. The chapter authors come from a variety of academic disciplines (education, geography, journalism, law, linguistics, political science, and sociology), and the findings, taken together, contribute to an evolving, interdisciplinary theory of language policy.
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