Argues that a lack of language legislation is indicative of a pervasive, tacit policy of "English Only" in composition and of a constellation of assumptions about languages, and language users that continues to cripple public debate on English Only and compositionists' approaches to matters of "error." Proposes an approach to language and "error" considering the relations of language to power.
Original Publication Information
This article was originally published in College English, Volume 63, Number 6, July 2001.
Horner, Bruce, "“Students’ right,” English only, and re-imagining the politics of language." (2001). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 64.