Chicano English in Context

Chicano English in Context

by C. Fought
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333986385

ISBN-13: 9780333986387

Pub. Date: 11/18/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study of Chicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic

Overview

Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study of Chicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic identity among young Latinos and Latinas. It also corrects misconceptions in how the general public views Chicano English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333986387
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/18/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Fieldwork in the Los Angeles Chicano Community The Social Context of the Chicano Community Phonetics and Phonology of Chicano English Syntax and Semantics of Chicano English Sociolinguistics of Chicano English I: Phonetic Variation Sociolinguistics of Chicano English II: Syntactic Variation Bilingualism and Spanish Fluency Language Attitudes Conclusions: The Future of Research on Chicano English: Where Do We Go From Here References Index

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