Bilingualism in the USA (Monographie)

The case of the Chicano-Latino community


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Autor(en)

Fredric Field

Verlag
Benjamins
Stadt
Amsterdam
Publikationsdatum
2011
Reihe
Studies in Bilingualism 44
Weiterführender Link
http://benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiBil%2044
ISBN
978-9-02724-184-9 ( im KVK suchen )
Thematik nach Sprachen
Sprachübergreifend, Spanisch
Disziplin(en)
Sprachwissenschaft
Schlagwörter
Englisch, Zweisprachigkeit, Sprachkontakt

Exposé

This text provides an overview of bi- and multilingualism as a worldwide phenomenon. It features comprehensive discussions of many of the linguistic, social, political, and educational issues found in an increasingly multilingual nation and world. To this end, the book takes the Chicano-Latino community of Southern California, where Spanish-English bilingualism has over a century and a half of history, and presents a detailed case study, thereby situating the community in a much broader social context. Spanish is the second most-widely spoken language in the U.S. after English, yet, for the most part, its speakers form a language minority that essentially lacks the social, political, and educational support necessary to derive the many cognitive, socioeconomic, and educational benefits that proficient bilingualism can provide. The issues facing Spanish-English bilinguals in the Los Angeles area are relevant to nearly every bi- and multilingual community irrespective of nation, language, and/or ethnicity.

Inhalt

Acknowledgments xi–xii
List of figures xiii
List of tables xv
Preface xvii–xviii
1. Introduction: Bilingualism as a worldwide phenomenon 1–24
2. Bilingual acquisition and the bilingual individual 25–68
3. Bilingual phenomena in the U.S. 69–108
4. Chicano English (ChE) 109–152
5. American attitudes to bilingualism 153–186
6. Bilingualism and education 187–224
7. Literacy, biliteracy, and the cognitive effects of schooling 225–264
8. The current state of the Chicano-Latino community 265–298
References 299–308
Index 309–320


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