Sociolinguistic significance of languages spoken at home and English speaking ability for the U.S. language policy

Abstract

The article discusses the change in the number of US residents who speak English and a language other than English at home in the late XX – early XXI century. The author describes the causes of the changes, trends they show and their impact on the status of English at the moment.

About the authors

I. I. Skachkova

Volgograd branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy
and Public Administration

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenovsv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097

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