ERIC Number: EJ537685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Language in the Lives of Ethnic Minorities: Cuban American Families in Miami.
Lambert, Wallace E.; Taylor, Donald M.
Applied Linguistics, v17 n4 p477-500 Dec 1996
Examines the modes of accommodation to America of working- and middle-class mothers of Cuban heritage living in Miami, Florida, in terms of language proficiencies. Findings indicate that working-class mothers encourage their children to learn English in order to succeed, a subtractive form of bilingualism, whereas middle-class mothers encourage Spanish competence, a form of additive bilingualism. (20 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, Cubans, Cultural Maintenance, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Middle Class Parents, Mothers, Parent Influence, Second Language Instruction, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Speaking, Working Class
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)