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ERIC Number: ED177844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 13
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Three Generations of Olivo Atilano.
Saltarelli, Mario
This is a study of three contiguous generations of the extended families of Olivo and Atilano that emigrated from Central Mexico to Illinois. The general purpose of the investigation is to describe the development of the home language (Spanish) in an emigrant environment by concentrating on the generation as a transitional stage. In particular, the aim is to determine: (1) some of the salient generational differences and similarities in terms of the grammar that characterizes their language, and (2) whether the types of linguistic changes that are observed from one generation to the other might be considered typical of languages learned in an emigrant environment. The results of the study show linguistic changes that can be interpreted as part of a general tendency toward regularization of the system and code reduction, both characteristic of weakly monitored sociolinguistic situations. The transition between the first and second generation identifies this internal development, whereas the differences between the second and third generation show that Spanish is giving way to English. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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