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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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

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 sociolinguist. 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 the most important United States city, 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: 2002
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 311017281X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 373
Prices: Euro 19.95 / sFr 32,- / US$ 19.95