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Title: New Immigrants in the United States
Subtitle: Background for Second Language Educators
Edited By: Sandra Lee McKay
Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Series Title: Cambridge Language Teaching Library

This book provides a social and educational perspective on contemporary English language learners, especially those large, fast-growing Hispanic and Asian groups whose presence is felt strongly in the schools. It is addressed to preservice and in-service teachers of English, whether in language arts, bilingual education, or English as a second language classrooms. Part I describes the makeup of previous generations of English language learners in the US and provides current demographics on English language learners. It also examines the process whereby immigrants come to adopt English. Part II provides teachers with information on the immigration background, language characteristics, and language use patterns of the most numerous groups of present-day English language learners. Part III explores three types of investment necessary for successful language learning - individual investment, legal and policy investment, and educational investment.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521660874
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 77.00
U.K. £ 47.30

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521667984
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 30.00
U.K. £ 17.80