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Blending In--Yet Keeping “Heartfelt Connection” to Native Language

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 21, 2008 1 min read

The Orlando Sentinel ran an article this week, “Immigrants want to blend in, keep mother tongue,” that touches on some big-picture issues concerning language policy in this country. The United States has never made English its official language, although 30 states have, it says. It tells some personal stories of immigrants or children of immigrants who want to blend in with U.S. society by speaking English yet also want to keep their language and culture.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.