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Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York / Edition 1

Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York / Edition 1

by Ana Celia ZentellaAna Celia Zentella
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This book provides an inside view of the social construction of bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking groups in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557864079
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/21/2007
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 655,651
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ana Celia Zentella, an anthro-political linguist, is Professor in the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and in Anthropology, Linguistics, and Developmental Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Table of Contents

1. Hablamos Los Dos. We Speak Both: Studying Bilingualism in the Community Context.

2. The Community: El Bloque.

3. The Bilingual/Multidialectal Repertoire of El Bloque.

4. Bilingualism En Casa.

5. The Hows and Whys of "Spanglish".

6. The Grammar of "Spanglish".

7. Life and Language in Young Adulthood.

8. Isabel: A Special Case.

9. Spanish Competence.

10. Raising the Next Generation of New York Puerto Ricans.

11. Maria: Learning to Defenderse.

12. Expanding Repertoires: Linking Language, Education, and the New Diversity.




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