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Title: Growing up Bilingual
Subtitle: Puerto Rican Children in New York
Written By: Ana Celia Zentella
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=9781557864079
Description:

This book provides an inside view of the social construction of
bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking
groups in the United States. It walks readers through a New York Puerto
Rican Community and describes the five varieties of Spanish and English
that constitute the community's bilingual and multi-dialectal repertoire,
the four major communication patterns that predominate in the homes of
twenty families with children, and the syntactic features and discourse
strategies of so-called "Spanglish".

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1557864071
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 34.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1557864063
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 82.95