This book, first published in 2006, explores the crucial role of language in constructing and revealing a speaker's ethnic identity.
Table of Contents
Part I. General Issues in Ethnicity and Language: 1. What is ethnicity?; 2. Language and the construction of ethnic identity; Part II. Linguistic Features and Ethnicity in Specific Groups: 3. African-American groups; 4. Latino groups; 5. Linguistic variation in other multiethnic settings; 6. Are white people ethnic? Whiteness, dominance, and ethnicity; 7. Dialect contact, ethnicity and language change; Part III. The Role of Language Use in Ethnicity: 8. Discourse features, pragmatics and ethnicity; 9. Interethnic communication and language prejudice; 10. Crossing: may I borrow your ethnicity?; Discussion questions; Glossary.
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