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Chicano English in Context
     

Chicano English in Context

by C. Fought
 

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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

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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.

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'...the topic is so intriguing and the book so beautifully and clearly written that I found myself absorbed...' - Naomi Nagy, Linguist List

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ISBN-13:
9780333986370
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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Carmen Fought is at Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

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