ERIC Number: EJ621580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Spanish as an Ethnic Marker in El Paso, Texas.
Weyers, Joseph R.
Southwest Journal of Linguistics, v18 n1 p103-16 Jun 1999
Bilinguals in the Southwestern United States use Spanish as an ethnic marker to accept other speakers as members of the in-group, or English to exclude them, in situations in which they have a choice of code. Shows that the choice of code used in El Paso, Texas is based on the perceived ethnicity of the other bilingual speaker. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (El Paso)