Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study ofChicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic identity among young Latinos and Latinas. It also corrects misconceptions in how the general public views Chicano English.CONTENTS:List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Introduction -Fieldwork in the Los Angeles Chicano Community - The Social Context of theChicano Community - Phonetics and Phonology of Chicano English - Syntax andSemantics of Chicano English - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English I:Phonetic Variation - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English II: SyntacticVariation - Bilingualism and Spanish Fluency - Language Attitudes -Conclusions: The Future of Research on Chicano English: Where Do We Go FromHere - References - IndexCARMEN FOUGHT is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College,Claremont, California. She is the author of Ethnicity which appears in theHandbook on Language Variation and Change.