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ERIC Number: ED545813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 196
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-9166-4
The Experiences of Immigrants from Mexico Who Speak Indigenous Languages: A Sociocultural and Postcolonial Perspective on Language, Culture, and Identity
Perez-Frausto, Carlos
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Chapman University
This study dealt with the experiences of immigrants from Latin America, specifically Mexico, who speak indigenous languages. This study was guided by a theoretical framework in terms of issues such as power struggle, cultural hierarchy, and identity ambiguity, which are social realities of indigenous people who have immigrated to the United States. The literature review includes empirical research, major theoretical constructs, and significant concepts pertaining to indigenous language use and indigenous identity formation. The literature review addresses the concept of indigenous language revitalization, acceleration and/or resistance to assimilation, and nurturing or neglecting ancestral values and contemporary practices among speakers of indigenous languages in Southern California. The methods for generating data and conducting data analysis for this study included participant observations, personal interviews, and analysis of artifacts. Included in the study is a description of sampling selections and access, community settings, participants, school sites, trustworthiness, and ethical concerns relevant to federal regulations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California