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inferior
used in Do You Speak American?

3 uses
  • Our question implies still another: Do you consider the American you speak superior or inferior to the speech of your fellow Americans from other regions, social classes, or ethnic groups?
    Introduction (52% in)
  • In his study of the history of immigration and language, The English-Only Question, Dennis Baron wrote: Settled Americans have been reluctant to accept newcomers, regarding them as socially, economically, and racially inferior, more insistent on special concessions like bilingual ballots, and on government handouts, and less willing to assimilate than earlier generations had been.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (60% in)
  • William Raspberry of the Washington Post approvingly quoted one of the plaintiff lawyers: "When a 5-year-old has his language system treated as inferior from his first day of school, the resulting psychological damage is inevitable.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (53% in)

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