Read e-book online Chicano English: An ethnic contact dialect PDF

By Joyce Penfield

ISBN-10: 9027248656

ISBN-13: 9789027248657

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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Chicano English: An ethnic contact dialect PDF

Best language & grammar books

Download e-book for kindle: English in the World: History, Diversity, Change by Philip Seargeant, Joan Swann

English on this planet: background, variety, swap examines the English language because it has built via background and is used around the globe this day. the 1st half the e-book outlines the historical past of the language from its fifth-century roots via its improvement as a countrywide, a colonial, and now a world language.

Download e-book for kindle: Crossing Boundaries: Advances in the Theory of Central and by István Kenesei

The e-book comprises 11 articles on theoretical difficulties in Albanian, Hungarian, Polish, (Old) Russian, Romanian, and the South Slavic languages of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian. They conceal subject matters corresponding to clitics, head and phrasal stream, the constitution of the DP, and clause constitution.

Creating worldviews : metaphor, ideology and language by James Underhill PDF

Encouraging readers to mirror upon language and the position metaphor performs in patterning principles and suggestion, this ebook first bargains a severe advent to metaphor conception because it has emerged over the last thirty years within the States. James W. Underhill then widens the scope of metaphor conception via investigating not just the worldview our language bargains us, but additionally the worldviews which we adapt in our personal ideological and private interpretations of the realm.

Extra resources for Chicano English: An ethnic contact dialect

Sample text

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.

Tuesday we go n e a r Is yas jiysәs tuwsdey where A s a r c o i s . Wednesday we go t o c e m e n t e r a where a l l wεr sarkow Is the wer wεnsdey trash is_. Thursday is a day off. We go to houses. On Friday Is dhIrsdey Is haws Is n we have our own prayer meetings. We try to get young people in the group talking about Jesus or try to solve problems takln jiysәs sal B they have with their parents. Sometimes we just go and visit prεrεns samtayms yas somebody on our own. Sambadiy Interviewer: When you work in El Paso do you find you have to use both languages?

Download PDF sample

Chicano English: An ethnic contact dialect by Joyce Penfield


by Michael
4.2

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 32 votes