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Spanish in the United States : Sociolinguistic Aspects - Jon Amastae

Spanish in the United States

Sociolinguistic Aspects

By: Jon Amastae (Editor), Lucia Elias-Olivares (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1982
ISBN: 9780521286893
Number Of Pages: 448

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When this book was first published in 1982, there were approximately eleven million Spanish-speaking people in the United States. This volume constitutes a comprehensive and accessible set of readings on the Spanish spoken in the United States. The authors examine various aspects of language structure and language use by the American Chicano, Puerto Rican and Cuban populations. Chapters include descriptions of language variation, reports of language contact and language change and analyses of the ethnography of language use in bilingual communities with particular emphasis on code-switching. Several chapters explore the educational implications of language structure and language use. This collection will be of interest to a wide range of linguists, anthropologists and sociologists. Bilingual educators and language planners in bilingual communities will find it of particular value and students of sociolinguistics will discover in it the main trends of sociolinguistic analysis usefully exemplified.

List of contributors
Varieties and variations of Spanish in the United States
Our linguistic and social context Rosaura Sínchez
Current trends in the investigation of Cuban and Puerto Rican phonology
Influences of English on /b/ in Los Angeles Spanish
Syntactic variation in verb phrases of motion in US-Mexican Spanish
Subject expression and placement in Mexican-American Spanish
Mexican-American cal³ and standard Mexican Spanish
Aspects of Language Contact and Language Change
Intergenerational language shift in an Albuquerque barrio
Language mixing in Chicano Spanish
Texas Spanish and lexical borrowing
The social implications of intra-sentential code-switching
Social interaction and code-switching patterns: a case study of Spanish/English alternation
'Sometimes I'll start a sentence in Spanish y termino en espa±ol': toward a typology of code-switching
Constraints on language mixing: intrasentential code-switching and borrowing in Spanish/English
Ethnographic Aspects of Language Use in Bilingual Communities
El meeting: history, folk Spanish and ethnic nationalism in a Chicano student community
Sociolinguistic contours in the verbal art of Chicano children
Code-switching and interactions among Puerto Rican children
The use of Spanish and English in a high school bilingual civics class
Marble terminology in a bilingual South Texas community: a sociolinguistic perspective on language change
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ISBN: 9780521286893
ISBN-10: 0521286891
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 22nd November 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.62