Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2012 Issue №2

Back to the list Download the article

Ideology of English monolingualism as the basis of the US language policy



The article deals with the ideological foundations of English monolingualism in the U. S. A. The author analyses the arguments used by supporters and opponents of this ideology. The author also describes the history of monolingualism, as well as its function and sources.


1. Хантингтон С. Кто мы? Вызовы американской национальной идентично-
сти. М., 2008.
2. Baker C., Jones S. P. The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
Clevedon, 1998.
3. Crawford J. Anatomy of the English-Only Movement. URL: http://ourworld.
compuserve. com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/anatomy.htm (дата обращения:
4. Donahue T. American Language Policy and Compensatory Opinion // Power and Inequality in Language Education. Cambridge, 1995.
5. Epstein N. Language, Ethnicity, and the Schools: Policy Alternatives for Bilingual Education. Washington, 1977.
6. Kloss H. Language Rights of Immigrant Groups // International Migration Review. 1971. № 5. P. 250—268.
7. Tatalovich R. Nativism Reborn? The Official English Language Movement and the America States. Lexington, 1995.
8. Tollefson J. Planning Language, Planning Inequality: Language Policy in the Community. N. Y., 1991.
9. Weiss B. American Education and the European Immigrant, 1840—1940. Urbana, 1982.
10. Wiley T. G. Language planning, language policy, and the English-Only Movement // Language in the USA: Themes for the Twenty-first Century. N. Y., 2008. Р. 319—338.
11. Wong Fillmore L. W. Language in education // Language in the USA: Themes for the Twenty-first Century. N. Y., 2008. P. 339—361.
12. Americans Overwhelmingly Support Official English. URL: (дата обращения: 30.07.2011).
13. Tennessee becomes first state to protect businesses with English workplace policies. URL: (дата обращения: 30.07.2011).
14. Language Use in the United States: 2007 // U. S. Census Bureau. URL: (дата обращения: 30.07.2011).