LINGUIST List 8.1034

Fri Jul 11 1997

Books: Socioling

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Message 1: New Book: Sociolinguistics

Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 13:25:03 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <eyrichzedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: New Book: Sociolinguistics


		 Ofelia Garcia and Joshua A. Fishman
			 (Editors)

			THE MULTILINGUAL APPLE
		 Languages in New York City

		 1997. 23 x 15,5 cm. XIV, 373 pages
		 Cloth DM 198,-/approx. US$ 141.00
			 ISBN 3-11-015707-1
	 Contributions to the Sociology of Language 77

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York


This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned
with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the
language specialist and socio-linguist. It has been written to inform
those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than
English have had, and continue to have, in the life of one of the most
important United States cities, New York. At the same time this
volume makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature on
urban multilingualism and the sociology of language. The book contains
chapters on languages of ethnolinguistic groups who arrived early in
New York and which have been somewhat silenced (Irish, German,
Yiddish), the languages of groups who made early contributions and
continue to be heard in the city (Italian, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew),
and languages which are acquiring an important voice in the city today
(Chinese, Indian languages, English creoles, Haitian Creole).

 Contents

Ofelia Garcia and Joshua A. Fishman, Foreword * I. INTRODUCTION TO
THE MULTILINGUAL APPLE * Ofelia Garcia, New York's multilingualism:
World languages and their role in a U.S. city * II. THE LANGUAGE OF
EARLY ARRIVALS: STILL ENCOUNTERED * Kenneth E. Nilsen, Irish in
nineteenth century New York * John R. Costello, German in New York *
Hannah Kliger and Rakhmiel Peltz, Yiddish in New York * III. THE
LANGUAGES WITH VITALITY IN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT * Hermann W.
Haller, Italian in New York * Chrysie M. Costantakos and John
N. Spiridakis, Greek in New York * Ana Celia Zentella, Spanish in New
York * Alvin I. Schiff, Hebrew in New York * IV. THE LANGUAGES WITH
THE NEWEST SOUNDS AND OF NEWEST FACES * Shiwen Pan, Chinese in New
York * Kamal K. Sridhar, The languages of India in New York * Carole
M. Berotte Joseph, Haitian Creole in New York * Lise Winer and Lona
Jack, English Caribbean creole in New York * V. CONCLUDING
OBSERVATIONS TO THE MULTILINGUAL APPLE * Joshua A. Fishman, Do ethnics
have culture? And what's so special about New York anyway? *
Contributors * Index

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