ERIC Number: ED032529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-25
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A Brief Study of Spanish-English Bilingualism: Final Report, Research Project ORR-Liberal Arts-15504.
Lance, Donald M.
The five papers in this report present partial analyses of data collected for an exploratory research project. The five papers are: (1) "Discussion of Research Procedures and General Observations Regarding Bilingualism," Donald M. Lance; (2) "Some Comments on the English of Eight Bilinguals," Gail McBride Smith; (3) "Analysis of the English of Four Spanish-Speaking Foreign Students," Barbara Taylor Ward; (4) "Dialectal and Nonstandard Forms in Texas Spanish," Donald M. Lance; and (5) "The Mixing of English and Spanish," Donald M. Lance. Dr. Lance has also written a section "Conclusions and Implications." He concludes that the cause of the nonstandard English usage of bilinguals is not only Spanish interference but also language development, particularly in children, and the use of dialect forms that are also common throughout the "Anglo" and Negro communities. Evidence also indicates that when Mexican-Americans mix English and Spanish together in the same sentence the result is not a creolized language but instead a very relaxed and arbitrary switching of codes, both of which are available for use at any time. Appendices give a list of interviewers and informants, incidence of mixing of English and Spanish, and a non-parametric statistical analysis of the word-count in Appendix II. (DO)
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Sponsor: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Research Council.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Liberal Arts.