Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York City / Edition 2

Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York City / Edition 2

by Ofelia Garcia
     
 

ISBN-10: 311017281X

ISBN-13: 9783110172812

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the language specialist and sociolinguist. It has been written to inform those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than English have had, and continue to have, in the life of the most important United States city,

Overview

This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the language specialist and sociolinguist. It has been written to inform those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than English have had, and continue to have, in the life of the most important United States city, New York. At the same time this volume makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature on urban multilingualism and the sociology of language. The book contains chapters on languages of ethnolinguistic groups who arrived early in New York and which have been somewhat silenced (Irish, German, Yiddish), the languages of groups who made early contributions and continue to be heard in the city (Italian, Greek , Spanish, Hebrew), and languages which are acquiring an important voice in the city today (Chinese, Indian languages, English creoles, Haitian Creole).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110172812
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
2nd ed. with a new foreword. 2002
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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