ERIC Number: ED091933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Sociolinguistic Aspects of Assimilation: Puerto Rican English in New York City.
This book looks at the essential dynamics of language contact and linguistic assimilation from a current sociolinguistic perspective by focusing on the English of second generation Puerto Rican teen-agers in New York City. General sociolinguistic principles are extrapolated from the author's detailed investigation of several linguistic variables (th, syllable-final alveolar stops, negation) within the context of three competing influences on the subjects' speech: the standard English of mainstream society, the Puerto Rican Spanish spoken at home, and the vernacular Black English of the surrounding indigenous community. (AG)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Culture Contact, Economically Disadvantaged, English, Linguistic Theory, Nonstandard Dialects, Puerto Ricans, Social Dialects, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics, Spanish
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia ($8.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)