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Bruce Horner and John Trimbur. English Only and U.S. College Composition.

Horner, Bruce and John Trimbur. "English Only and U.S. College Composition." CCC. 53.4 (2002): 594-630.


In this article, we identify in the formation of U.S. college composition courses a tacit policy of English monolingualism based on a chain of reifications of languages and social identity. We show this policy continuing in assumptions underlying arguments for and against English Only legislation and basic writers. And we call for an internationalist perspective on written English in relation to other languages and the dynamics of globalization.

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