Talk:Official English movement

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 Definition Campaigns in the USA which call for English to be made the only official language of the country; a common name for this is 'English Only', often used by civil liberties groups to describe the debate, but supporters usually prefer 'pro-English' or 'official English'. [d] [e]
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I don't know much about this topic, but on the evidence of the article itself, "English Only" is a biased term, a term used within the article itself for a point of view that is described by its adherents using a different term. Hence, no clearer example of a violation of our Neutrality Policy could be given. The usual advice is appropriate--find, if possible, a neutral term, and for the article title, either that neutral term or else a term to describe the debate. --Larry Sanger 18:38, 4 June 2008 (CDT)

OK, I have changed it - the new one is what some scholars have used (e.g. James Crawford). However, there is really no neutral title we could have here, and 'English Only7 is a very widespread term. John Stephenson 03:25, 10 June 2008 (CDT)