Retention of minority languages in the United States
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Retention of minority languages in the United States a seminar on the analytic work of Calvin J. Veltman, May 13, 1980. by

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Linguistic minorities -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Bilingualism -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Biculturalism -- United States -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsVeltman, Calvin J., National Center for Education Statistics.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP119.315 .R47 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 149 p. :
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3922435M
LC Control Number81603834

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