Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles by Carmen Silva-CorvalanLanguage Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles by Carmen Silva-Corvalan

Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles

byCarmen Silva-Corvalan

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Although the large Hispanic community of Los Angeles is basically a geographically stable urban community, bound by historical, social, linguistic, and cultural factors, both its boundaries and its internal structure are impermanent and undergoing constant change.In this original study of Spanish-English bilinguals in Los Angeles County, Carmen Silva-Corvalan explores in depth the linguistic, cognitive, and social processes underlying language maintenance, as well as changes characteristic of language shift and loss. She brings together analytical techniquesemployed in sociolinguistics, functional syntax, and discourse analysis.
Carmen Silva-Corvalan is at University of Southern California.
Title:Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los AngelesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198236441

ISBN - 13:9780198236443

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`excellent theoretical (but data-rich) book ... thought-provoking study ... By combining painstaking field-work with well-informed and up-to-date analysis and theory, Silva succeeds in serving at least three groups of masters at once ... this book will make very worthwhile reading.'Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine, Language in Society 25:2 (1996)