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Timeline

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1970 - 1979
CAL Events Date U.S. and World Events
  1970

U.S. foreign-born population decreases slightly to 9.6 million

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

World languages surve

1971

GavelSerna v. Portales Arrow

ERIC LogoERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics (1974-2003)

1974

U.S. Capital Building Equal Educational Opportunities Act

GavelLau v. Nichols decision Arrow

Refugee ChildrenRefugee Project Work

1975

Vietnam War ends; 150,000 refugees from southeast Asia come to the United States

Vietnam Memorial

Arrow Work in San Francisco school district in response to Lau v. Nichols decision

ArrowSurvey of Language Use and Language Teaching in Eastern Africa

1976

National Indochinese Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Center (NICTAC) opens at CAL to help refugees and refugee service providers

1977

AAAL Logo
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) established

Open Book ArrowLanguage in Education series launched

1978

Young ManAnn Arbor School District lawsuit regarding African American Vernacular English (AAVE)

Response to Ann Arbor African American Vernacular English

1979


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