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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 8 that reflect its flexibility. However, the above findings (and others) led Pittam, Gallois, and Willemyns (1991) to conclude that subjective vitality is better measured unidimensionally. Linguistic landscape. Perceptions of subjective vitality are driven by the everyday experiences of linguistic group members who compare their own group with others. There are several linguistic contexts in which subjective perceptions of group vitality are cultivated -- in schools, the workplace, via the media. One way that language is salient in a community and in interpersonal experience is in the linguistic landscape -- a visual indicator of language potency in the community. Landry and Bourhis (1997) developed the concept of the "linguistic landscape" as part of people’s interpersonal network of linguistic contacts. The language of public signs, symbols, billboards, street names, mail advertising, government information, and notifications form the aggregate linguistic landscape of any given area. Linguistic landscape serves as information about the linguistic characteristics of the region; more importantly, it symbolizes the strength or weakness of competing linguistic groups with regard to language vitality. For dominant language groups, the provision of signs, materials, or advertising in languages other than their own may fuel discrimination. When linguistic and symbolic markers of demographic change begin to appear in a community traditionally dominated by one social or ethnolinguistic group, such a development may trigger uncertainty among members of that group. Interestingly though, the first analysis of these data (-------------, in press) revealed a negative relationship between Spanish in the linguistic landscape and support for English-only policies. In other words, those participants who perceived a high level of

Authors: Barker, Valerie. and Giles, Howard.
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Social Limitation Structural Equation Model 8
that reflect its flexibility. However, the above findings (and others) led Pittam, Gallois,
and Willemyns (1991) to conclude that subjective vitality is better measured
unidimensionally.
Linguistic landscape. Perceptions of subjective vitality are driven by the everyday
experiences of linguistic group members who compare their own group with others.
There are several linguistic contexts in which subjective perceptions of group vitality are
cultivated -- in schools, the workplace, via the media. One way that language is salient
in a community and in interpersonal experience is in the linguistic landscape -- a visual
indicator of language potency in the community. Landry and Bourhis (1997) developed
the concept of the "linguistic landscape" as part of people’s interpersonal network of
linguistic contacts. The language of public signs, symbols, billboards, street names, mail
advertising, government information, and notifications form the aggregate linguistic
landscape of any given area. Linguistic landscape serves as information about the
linguistic characteristics of the region; more importantly, it symbolizes the strength or
weakness of competing linguistic groups with regard to language vitality. For dominant
language groups, the provision of signs, materials, or advertising in languages other
than their own may fuel discrimination. When linguistic and symbolic markers of
demographic change begin to appear in a community traditionally dominated by one
social or ethnolinguistic group, such a development may trigger uncertainty among
members of that group.
Interestingly though, the first analysis of these data (-------------, in press) revealed
a negative relationship between Spanish in the linguistic landscape and support for
English-only policies. In other words, those participants who perceived a high level of


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