ERIC Number: ED344479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistic Borrowing in Chicano Literature.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v14 n2 p37-46 1989
A preliminary investigation was conducted to determine the extent of linguistic borrowing in Chicano literature. The findings indicate the use of loanwords, loanblends, and loanshifts, but no examples of hybrid creation and grammatical borrowing. The use of loans correlates with characters marked by negative social qualities, which expresses a common attitude toward the use of nonstandard forms. It is concluded that the use of Chicano loanwords by Chicano authors is limited. However, the analysis gives a clear indication of the types of loans used by Chicano authors, and the results help to define the relationship between Chicano literature and Chicano sociolinguistics. Contains 26 references. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicano Literature
Note: In: Ok, Jong-seok, Ed. and Taneri, Mubeccel, Ed. Studies in Native American Languages V; see FL 020 310.