End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Sep 1995 to 6 Sep 1995 ********************************************** There are 23 messages totalling 625 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. English-only (4) 2. Bounced Mail 3. Pronounciation of Oxymoron -Reply (2) 4. language legislation conference 5. nuclear 6. Pronounciation of Oxymoron 7. patriots, etc. (2) 8. /a:I/ vs. /[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]I/ (2) 9. English-Only States (2) 10. Correction:Bigots, not Conservatives (2) 11. Attacks on reasonable people (2) 12. Anachronistic usage? (2) 13. Lolita ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 22:00:49 -0700 From: Gail Stygall Subject: Re: English-only Then you are perhaps unaware of the deluge of litigation on just such matters after California passed its ELA in 1986, cases such as Asian Business Owners Assn. vs. City of Pomono? That case (and there were plenty of similar cases) contested the city requirement that owners of various businesses, specifically those having bilingual customers, make sure that the English on their signs was bigger than the Chinese or Vietnamese. These were, needless to say, successful businesses. The business owners won on First Amendment grounds if I remember correctly. So perhaps we could say that Californians making signs must have higher degrees in the arcana of language law? Having vacationed in Vancouver this summer, I found the English-French combination a welcome recognition of historical and contemporary diversity. Cheers, Gail ______________________________________________________________________________ Gail Stygall (206) 685-2384 English, Box 354330, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4330 ______________________________________________________________________________