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Growing up Bilingual

Puerto Rican Children in New York

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Growing up Bilingual by Ana 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. It walks readers through a New York Puerto Rican Community and describes the five varieties of Spanish and English that constitute the community's bilingual and multi-dialectal repertoire, the four major communication patterns that predominate in the homes of twenty families with children, and the syntactic features and discourse strategies of so-called "Spanglish".

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 5th, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
334
Dimensions
156x228x18
ISBN-13
9781557864079
Product ID
3077080

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