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Media: Series on US Latino Community English Dialects

Submitter: Elizabeth Pyatt

Submitter Email: ejp10@psu.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: There's a good 3-part series going on about the new English dialects forming in
many Latino communities and challenges faced by speakers in schools and other

Parts 1-2 are:


It is from Fox News, but they have some great quotes from Walt Wolfram and
Carmen Fought.
Issue Number: 23.2449
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

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