What’s behind the English Only movement?
Some people are trying to make English the “official” language of countries where there’s already a lot of English going on. Is this necessary? What are the pros and cons?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie talk it over on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with Kylie Sturgess
We’re very grateful for the support from our burgeoning community of patrons, including Christopher F., David W., Zoe, Whitney, Matt, and Christy. You’re helping us to keep the talk happening!
Become a Patreon supporter yourself and get access to bonus audio, extra blog posts, Talk the Talk merch, our infamous Cutting Room Floor posts, and more!
Patreon extras for this episode
Cutting Room Floor 276: English Only patrons only
Toddlers Learn Words Poorly in Noisy Environments
Background noise may hinder toddlers’ ability to learn words
A new corpus of ‘slips of the ear’ in English
The English Consistent Confusion Corpus
Does TV Watching Really Hurt Vocabulary Development?
Can Toddlers Learn Vocabulary from Television? An Experimental Approach (PDF)
Oregon lawmakers push to repeal sanctuary state designation, make English official language
English-only and official English movements
Should English Be the Law?
Speak English or Go Home: The Anti- Immigrant Discourse of the American ‘English Only’ Movement (PDF)
Language as Oppression: The English Only Movement in the United States
A Look at English-Only Laws Across the US
Debate: English as US official language
English as an Official Language in the U.S.: Pros and Cons
The Impact of English-Only Instructional Policies on English Learners
English only spoken here
English Only Town Of Homer, Illinois Has Little Knowledge Of English
Student Suspended for Speaking Native American Language
Chicago-area teacher who punished students for speaking Spanish resigns in disgrace
‘Speak in English’ Bus driver fired after pouring water on spanish-speaking student
Hispanics upset by teacher’s discipline
2071.0 – Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012–2013
Can my employer say that only English is allowed to be spoken in our workplace?
You don’t need English to be an Australian citizen
Who You Calling ‘Snowflake’?
Snowflake, SJW, cuck: a guide to alt-right ideas and slang
Historical reminder: snowflakes beat the Nazis. pic.twitter.com/xXisqKbKec
— Laurie Richards (@L_K_Richards) January 18, 2017
Fight Club Author Slams ‘Modern Left’: “I Coined ‘Snowflake’ And I Stand By It”
Calvin and Hobbes: Snowflake
One of the hidden shames of being called a “snowflake” is the quiet knowledge of just how many slurs the Inuit have for you
— Glenn Wool (@GlennWool) 10 February 2017
Franco and Linguistic Fascism
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.