Language and Ethnicity
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Language and Ethnicity by Carmen Fought
Book DescriptionWhat is ethnicity? Is there a 'white' way of speaking? Why do people sometimes borrow features of another ethnic group's language? Why do we sometimes hear an accent that isn't there? This lively overview, first published in 2006, reveals the fascinating relationship between language and ethnic identity, exploring the crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker's ethnicity and helping to construct it. Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity, exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups. Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education, inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521612913
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carmen Fought
Language and Ethnicity, Hardback (August 2006)
This book, first published in 2006, explores the crucial role of language in constructing and revealing a speaker's ethnic identity.
Sociolinguistic Variation, Hardback (July 2004)
This volume of articles by sociolinguists working in the study of language variation today highlights a new direction, and critiques conventional wisdom in this growing and vital field of study. The volume is divided into four sections: methodology; place (the role of context); adult speech; and attitudes and ideologies.
Chicano English in Context, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Carmen Fought
A modern, comprehensive study of Chicano English, this text briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic identity among young Latinos and Latinas.
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Author Biography - Carmen Fought
Carmen Fought is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, Claremont, California.
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