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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York City
Edited By: Joshua A Fishman
Ofelia Garcia
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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).

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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German
Irish
Yiddish, Eastern
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ISBN: 3110157071
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Pages: 373
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