ERIC Number: ED254096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Speech and Ways of Speaking in a Bilingual Puerto Rican Community.
Alvarez, Celia; And Others
A collection of papers resulting from a research project on the role of language in the life of a Puerto Rican community in New York City focuses on the discourse of English and Spanish speakers, especially conversational interaction, speech events, and narratives. The papers include: "Toward a Social Theory of Language Variability" (Alicia Pousada and Mel Greenlee); "The English Vowel System of Puerto Rican New Yorkers" (William Labov, John Myhill, and Alicia Pousada); "Prosodic Analysis of Puerto Rican Speech" (Mel Greenlee); "Theory and Practice in the Study of Discourse Practices, Cultural Formations, Consciousness, and Social Change" (Adrian Bennett and Pedro Pedraza); "Narrative Performance in Social Interaction" (Celia Alvarez); and "Political Dimensions of Discourse: Consciousness and Literacy in a Puerto Rican Neighborhood in East Harlem" (Adrian Bennett and Pedro Pedraza). A review of literature on prosody and a prosodic analysis of English spoken by Puerto Ricans exploring acoustic methods are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Centro de Estudios Puertorriguenos.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)
Note: Developed by the Language Policy Task Force.