ERIC Number: ED456656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Research on Spanish in the United States: Linguistic Issues and Challenges.
Roca, Ana, Ed.
This collection of 29 original articles provides an informative overview of current linguistic research on Spanish in the United States. Many of the chapters focus on regional aspects, ranging from sociolinguistic issues among Dominicans in New York and Cubans in Miami to the adoption and adaptation of forms from Nahuatal and English in the southwestern United States. Other chapters discuss the outlook for the growing population of Spanish speakers in many areas of the United States, particularly in relation to bilingual education and other public policy questions. This edited volume has an introduction and is divided into 8 parts with several chapters each. Part titles include the following: "U.S. Spanish: An Overview of the Issues"; "Bilingualism and Interpreting"; "Historical Perspectives"; "Borrowings"; "Codeswitching, Narratives, and Discourse"; "Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics"; "Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax"; and "Attitudes, Planning, and Policy Issues." A detailed subject index is included. Numerous references appear at the end of each chapter. (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Discourse Analysis, Hispanic Americans, Interpreters, Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Linguistic Borrowing, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: United States