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Title: Spanish in the United States: Linguistic Contact and Diversity
Edited By: John M. Lipski
Ana Roca
Series Title: Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 6
Description:

Contents Introduction * Joshua A. Fishman, Linguistic heterogeneity, civil strife and per capita gross national product in inter-policy perspective * Ricardo Otheguy, A reconsideration of the notion of loan translation in the analysis of U.S. Spanish * Margarita Hidalgo, The dialectics of Spanish language loyalty and maintenance on the U.S.-Mexico border: A two-generation study * Manuel J. Guti\233rrez and Carmen Silva-Corval\225n, Spanish clitics in a contact situation * Barbara Zurer Pearson and Arlene McGee, Language choice in Hispanic-background junior high school students in Miami: A 1988 update * Ren\233 Cisneros and Elizabeth A. Leone, Literacy stories: Features of unplanned oral discourse * Felice Anne Coles, Language maintenance institutions of the Isle\241o dialect of Spanish * Ricardo Otheguy and Ofelia Garcia, Convergent conceptualizations as predictors of degree of contact in U.S. Spanish * John M. Lipski, Creoloid phenomena in the Spanish of transitional bilinguals * Frances R. Apacicio, Diversification and Pan-Latinity: Projections for the teaching of Spanish to bilinguals * David Barnwell, Oral proficiency testing and the bilingual speaker.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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