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ERIC Number: ED091933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 254
Abstractor: N/A
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Sociolinguistic Aspects of Assimilation: Puerto Rican English in New York City.
Wolfram, Walt
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)
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia ($8.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)