Chicano English in Context by C. FoughtChicano English in Context by C. Fought

Chicano English in Context

byC. Fought

Paperback | November 18, 2002

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Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study of Chicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It 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. It also corrects misconceptions in how the general public views Chicano English.
CARMEN FOUGHT is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She is the author ofEthnicitywhich appears in theHandbook on Language Variation and Change.
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Title:Chicano English in ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:253 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.61 inPublished:November 18, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333986385

ISBN - 13:9780333986387

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Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Fieldwork in the Los Angeles Chicano Community The Social Context of the Chicano Community Phonetics and Phonology of Chicano English Syntax and Semantics of Chicano English Sociolinguistics of Chicano English I: Phonetic Variation Sociolinguistics of Chicano English II: Syntactic Variation Bilingualism and Spanish Fluency Language Attitudes Conclusions: The Future of Research on Chicano English: Where Do We Go From Here References Index

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'...the topic is so intriguing and the book so beautifully and clearly written that I found myself absorbed...' - Naomi Nagy, Linguist List