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.
Original Publication Information
This article was originally published in College Composition and Communication, volume 53, issue 4, in June 2002.
Horner, Bruce and Trimbur, John, "English only and U.S. college composition." (2002). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 89.