Bilingualism in the USA : the case of the Chicano-Latino community
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
- Physical description
- xviii, 320 p. ; 25 cm.
- Studies in bilingualism ; v. 44.
LC3731 .B575 2011
- Unknown LC3731 .B575 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
- 1. Acknowledgments, pxi-xii-- 2. List of figures, pxiii-- 3. List of tables, pxv-- 4. Preface, pxvii-xviii-- 5. 1. Introduction: Bilingualism as a worldwide phenomenon, p1-24-- 6. 2. Bilingual acquisition and the bilingual individual, p25-68-- 7. 3. Bilingual phenomena in the U.S., p69-108-- 8. 4. Chicano English (ChE), p109-152-- 9. 5. American attitudes to bilingualism, p153-186-- 10. 6. Bilingualism and education, p187-224-- 11. 7. Literacy, biliteracy, and the cognitive effects of schooling, p225-264-- 12. 8. The current state of the Chicano-Latino community, p265-298-- 13. References, p299-308-- 14. Index, p309-320.
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- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
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- Publication date
- Fredric Field.
- Studies in bilingualism ; v. 44