Measurement of Language Use and Language Proficiency, and Literacy and Its Analysis

  • Jacob S. Siegel


In this chapter I describe some measures of language use and measures of proficiency in the use of the national language (e.g., English in the United States) by foreign-born residents. This material should be useful in measuring the linguistic resources of a society, advancing the civil rights of minorities, evaluating the progress toward integration and linguistic acculturation of immigrants, developing a more nuanced concept of ethnicity, and analyzing sociolinguistic data obtained in social surveys.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob S. Siegel
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  1. 1.North BethesdaUSA

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