Language Allegiances and Bilingualism in the US by M. Rafael SalaberryLanguage Allegiances and Bilingualism in the US by M. Rafael Salaberry

Language Allegiances and Bilingualism in the US

EditorM. Rafael Salaberry

Paperback | June 18, 2009

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This book analyses the concept of language allegiances, and, more broadly, language-based identities in a multilingual society such as the US. The guiding theme of the chapters that comprise this volume is the identification of specific beliefs and attitudes towards language, and how these lead to particular actions in the spheres of language ideology, legal litigation, educational agendas, political strategies and cultural identities. The authors share the idea that, whether it is based on reality or a perception of reality, there is a privileged connection between language and identity.
M. Rafael Salaberry (PhD, Cornell University) is Professor of Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (University of Texas-Austin). Prof. Salaberryâ??s research focuses on (1) the development of tense and aspect among adult second language learners, (2) second language teaching, including methodology, te...
Title:Language Allegiances and Bilingualism in the USFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.28 × 5.78 × 0.49 inPublished:June 18, 2009Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847691773

ISBN - 13:9781847691774

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Language Allegiances - Rafael SalaberryChapter 2: Language attitudes and linguistic outcomes in Reading, Pennsylvania - Jacqueline ToribioChapter 3: A Sociolinguistic View of Speech Sciences - Nancy NiedzielskiChapter 4: Linguistic Profiling: The Linguistic Point of View - Dennis R. PrestonChapter 5: The Bilingual's Hoarse Voice: Losing Rights in Two Languages - Sandra Del ValleChapter 6: Problems with the 'language-as-resource' discourse in the promotion of heritage languages in the USA - Thomas RicentoChapter 7: English Hegemony and the Politics of Ethno-Linguistic Justice in the United States - Ronald SchmidtChapter 8: Livin' and Teachin' la lengua loca: Glocalizing U.S. Spanish ideologies and practices - Ofelia GarcíaChapter 9: Bilingual education: Assimilation, segregation and integration - Rafael Salaberry

Editorial Reviews

The chapters in the book are engaging, critical and current, in that they present the political and social discourses at the micro and macro level - something to imbue our thinking.

- Nydia Flores-Ferran, Department of Spanish and Portugese, Rutgers State University - The Journal of Sociolinguistics