All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

A Structural Equation Model of Support for English-only Policies and Social Limitation of Immigrants and Minorities
Unformatted Document Text:  Social Limitation Structural Equation Model 21 Whereas previous research (---------------, in press) highlighted the importance of group vitality in this arena, the findings here revealed that perceptions of relative group vitality that is most influential in driving support for social limitation polices. If Anglo- Americans support social limitation of immigrants and minorities because of perceptions about their position relative to Latinos (as appears), then this has implications for the future of the Latino population in California. It may be that as the Latino and Spanish- speaking population grows the tendency to adopt social change strategies to maintain Anglo-American dominance may also grow. And as Portes and MacLeod (1996) discovered in their study of second generation immigrant children, the way such children are educated, and the socio-economic situation in which they are raised, is highly influential in their achievement. Already there exists an underclass of Latino youth embroiled in gangs (Belitz & Valdez, 1997), and dropping out of school (Rumberger & Larson, 1998). Our findings from this investigation point to a real need to elevate group vitality, linguistic landscape, and increased diversity of language in relation to their impact on intercultural communication competence. Up to now, intercultural communication theories in this area have not incorporated these concepts (e.g., see Wiseman’s [1995] collection). The part played by perceptions of group vitality, and awareness of or contact with the topography of the linguistic landscape in cueing or alleviating anxiety and uncertainty requires consideration. These issues must impact the ways in which members of language groups communicate with each other on a daily basis (in addition to influencing potential change or maintenance strategies). How individuals from differing ethnic, and language groups communicatively accommodate may be

Authors: Barker, Valerie. and Giles, Howard.
first   previous   Page 21 of 34   next   last



background image
Social Limitation Structural Equation Model 21
Whereas previous research (---------------, in press) highlighted the importance of
group vitality in this arena, the findings here revealed that perceptions of relative group
vitality that is most influential in driving support for social limitation polices. If Anglo-
Americans support social limitation of immigrants and minorities because of perceptions
about their position relative to Latinos (as appears), then this has implications for the
future of the Latino population in California. It may be that as the Latino and Spanish-
speaking population grows the tendency to adopt social change strategies to maintain
Anglo-American dominance may also grow. And as Portes and MacLeod (1996)
discovered in their study of second generation immigrant children, the way such
children are educated, and the socio-economic situation in which they are raised, is
highly influential in their achievement. Already there exists an underclass of Latino
youth embroiled in gangs (Belitz & Valdez, 1997), and dropping out of school
(Rumberger & Larson, 1998).
Our findings from this investigation point to a real need to elevate group vitality,
linguistic landscape, and increased diversity of language in relation to their impact on
intercultural communication competence. Up to now, intercultural communication
theories in this area have not incorporated these concepts (e.g., see Wiseman’s [1995]
collection). The part played by perceptions of group vitality, and awareness of or contact
with the topography of the linguistic landscape in cueing or alleviating anxiety and
uncertainty requires consideration. These issues must impact the ways in which
members of language groups communicate with each other on a daily basis (in addition
to influencing potential change or maintenance strategies). How individuals from
differing ethnic, and language groups communicatively accommodate may be


Convention
Convention is an application service for managing large or small academic conferences, annual meetings, and other types of events!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 21 of 34   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.