Growing Up Bilingual
Puerto Rican Children in New York
By (author) Ana Celia Zentella
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Growing Up Bilingual by Ana Celia Zentella
Book DescriptionThis 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".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557864079
(230mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ana Celia Zentella
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.
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