Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States, 2nd Edition

Terrence G. Wiley

Published by Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Publishing Company


In this revised and updated edition of his book, the author takes a fresh look at the differences between native and nonnative speakers of English in the United States in terms of their literacy performance and educational achievement. He also discusses the social and educational policy debates that surround literacy in the 21st century. Based on recent national data, the book examines language diversity in the United States; outlines what we know about the development of English literacy, native language literacy, and literacy in two languages; and explores how to make informed national policy decisions. Literacy and Language Diversity is written for linguists, scholars, policymakers, educators, and students in teacher preparation programs. 2005

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