ERIC Number: ED044675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Social Determinants in Communication Events in a Small Bilingual Community in New Mexico.
Oliver, Joseph D.
The purpose of this report is to present an outline of actual occurrences in communication and their social determinants in the small Spanish-English bilingual community of Los Ojos, New Mexico, with some emphasis on difference in occurrences as related to age. These generalizations are linked to past and current educational practices and social conditions, and the effect of these factors on communication behavior is noted. Individual sections of the report (1) describe the culture and area of Los Ojos; (2) discuss the varieties of English and Spanish used in the area and identify three registers involved in the usage of each; (3) discuss the factors affecting language use and demonstrate how these can be utilized to predict language choice; (4) consider how proxemic and kinesic behavior are affected by biculturalism; and (5) discuss the effect of age on communication behavior. A bibliography completes the report. (Author/FWB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Body Language, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Characteristics, Cultural Influences, Educational Background, English (Second Language), Language Styles, Paralinguistics, Personal Space, Sex Differences, Social Influences, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics.