Chicano English in Context

Paperback | January 18, 2003

byCarmen Fought

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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 I how the general public views Chicano English.

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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 r...

Carmen Fought is at Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.96 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:January 18, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780333986387

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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