Language Rights and the Law in the United States: Finding our Voices
Author: Sandra Del Valle
This book is provides a comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the U.S. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the U.S. concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in an easily accessible manner to the non-legal audience. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law, employment discrimination to international law.
Sandra Del Valle is a civil rights lawyer born and raised in New York City of Puerto Ricon parents. She has worked on language rights issues in the U.S. for over ten years. She specializies in the educational rights of language minority children. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters.