By Joyce Penfield
Chicano English can rightly be acknowledged to be, in its varied types, the main frequent ethnic dialect of U.S. English, spoken by way of huge sections of the inhabitants within the American Southwest. It represents a kind of speech said via E. Haugen as a ‘bilingual’ dialect, having built out of a strong Spanish-English environment. of their publication, the authors supply a accomplished exam of Chicano English, devoting specific emphasis to the social elements making a choice on its attribute beneficial properties and makes use of. distinctive cognizance is given to the query of homogeneity as opposed to ordered version inside of Chicano English, to beneficial properties of pronunciation and grammar, to its communicative services, to the evaluative attitudes of its audio system and others and, ultimately, to its makes use of in literature and the media. regardless of its significance, Chicano English has been insufficiently documented; this monograph is meant to give a contribution in the direction of redressing the stability.
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Such a phenomenon is in keeping with Fishman's comment that it is not the children of lower socio-economic classes who are most like ly to achieve bilingualism in prestige language varieties, but rather those from comfortable homes where St Sp is the rule and in private schools where StE is demanded (Fishman, personal communication). Upper-class Chicano families are highly educated and literate by tradition. S. often can trace their history back to the Mexican revolution era be tween 1910 and 1928 when many affluent Mexicans fled to the United States for security from an unstable government.
Many may be bi-dialectal but not bilingual. On the other hand, in cities along the border, bilingualism is a typical phenomenon which often includes the codes of ChE and/or St Sp. Another interesting group within the middle-class social group are intercultural marriages between Anglos and Chicanos. In those mar riages where the female is Chicano, there is perhaps more maintenance of various varieties of Spanish since society easily accepts the use of Spanish in the home, especially by the mother.
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Chicano English: An ethnic contact dialect by Joyce Penfield