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LIGN 8 — Languages and Cultures of America Interviewee # _______

Minority languages survey

“I am in a class on language and culture at UCSD, and we have been reading about minority lan-
guages. Can I ask you a few questions related to these topics? The interview should not take
longer than half an hour. You don’t have to answer any questions that you don’t want to, and you
can end the interview at any time. This interview will be kept anonymous, and the results are for
class purposes only. Summaries of the anonymous results from all students in the course will be
shared on a course website with the course professor, TAs, and other students in the course.”

Biographical information

1. Male or female ☐ Male ☐ Female
☐ 18–22 ☐ 23–27 ☐ 28–32 ☐ 33–37
2. How old are you?
☐ 38–42 ☐ 43–47 ☐ 48–52 ☐ over 52
☐ Black or African American ☐ White
3. How would you classify your-
☐ Asian ☐ American Indian and Alaska Native
self racially and ethnically?
☐ Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
(Select all that apply.)
☐ Hispanic/Latino ☐ Other
☐ I immigrated to the USA as an adult.
☐ I immigrated to the USA as a child.
☐ One or both of my parents immigrated to the USA, but
4. Which of the following best I was born here.
describes you? ☐ One, some, or all of my grandparents immigrated to the
USA, but my parents and I were born here.
☐ Other.
5. Do you speak a language other
☐ Yes ☐ No
than English regularly?
☐ Spanish ☐ Mandarin Chinese ☐ Cantonese
☐ French ☐ German ☐ Tagalog
☐ Italian ☐ Vietnamese ☐ Korean
☐ Russian ☐ Polish ☐ Arabic
☐ Greek ☐ Portuguese ☐ Japanese
6. If you answered ‘Yes’ in 5, ☐ Hindi ☐ Farsi (Persian) ☐ Serbo-Croatian
which language(s) do you
☐ Urdu ☐ Gujarathi ☐ Armenian
speak regularly? (Select all
that apply.) ☐ Yiddish ☐ Navajo ☐ Hmong
☐ Laotian ☐ Thai ☐ Hungarian
☐ Finnish ☐ Swedish ☐ Norwegian
☐ Danish ☐ Dutch ☐ Hebrew
☐ Other ☐ Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
↳ Please specify: ______________________________

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very much somewhat somewhat very much guage(s) official in the USA? in favor in favor against against ☐ Spanish ☐ Mandarin Chinese ☐ Cantonese ☐ French ☐ German ☐ Tagalog ☐ Italian ☐ Vietnamese ☐ Korean 18.LIGN 8 — Languages and Cultures of America Interviewee # _______ Minority languages survey Subsidiary questions 15. if you ☐ Hindi ☐ Farsi (Persian) ☐ Serbo-Croatian answered ‘somewhat against’ ☐ Urdu ☐ Gujarathi ☐ Armenian to ‘very against’ in 17. public funding may be used to establish English training courses so that ______________________________________________________________________________ immigrants may reach a larger impact and value to a wider community. Are you in favor of making ☐7 ☐6 ☐5 ☐4 ☐3 ☐2 ☐1 English and some other lan. immigrants who ______________________________________________________________________________ resides in the country would be expected to use English as main means of communication. if we allow ______________________________________________________________________________ other languages to share the same status of wide use as English. what languages do you think others ☐ Yiddish ☐ Navajo ☐ Hmong might want to make official?) ☐ Laotian ☐ Thai ☐ Hungarian (Select all that apply. What do you think would be different (whether positive or negative) if English were declared the official language of the USA? What do you think would stay the same? The fact that the United States does not have an official language leaves it controversial as to ______________________________________________________________________________ how the predominant use of English in all public situations is justified. ______________________________________________________________________________ On the other hand. whereas each minor ______________________________________________________________________________ community may fund their own language programs to strengthen their own identity in a diverse ______________________________________________________________________________ society. Are you in favor of making ☐7 ☐6 ☐5 ☐4 ☐3 ☐2 ☐1 English the official language very much somewhat somewhat very much of the USA? in favor in favor against against 17. if English were the official language of the United States.) ☐ Finnish ☐ Swedish ☐ Norwegian ☐ Danish ☐ Dutch ☐ Hebrew ☐ Other ☐ Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) ↳ Please specify: ______________________________ 19. Is English the official language ☐ Yes ☐ No of the USA? 16. 5 of 5 . but it would also be impractical to do so for more than only ______________________________________________________________________________ a few such languages. it would help involve more ______________________________________________________________________________ minorities into the social activities. What languages other than ☐ Russian ☐ Polish ☐ Arabic English would you consider ☐ Greek ☐ Portuguese ☐ Japanese making official? (Or. However. To ______________________________________________________________________________ help inclusion. ______________________________________________________________________________ p.