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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   26/3
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Beyond the 2nd generation: English use among Chinese Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area
by Lauren Hall-Lew, Rebecca L. Starr
pp 12-19

Influence of American English on second generation Lao immigrant speakers
by Vincent Chanethom
pp 20-26

Arab Americans and sound change in southeastern Michigan
by Sai Samant
pp 27-34

New York City English and second generation Chinese Americans
by Amy Wing-mei Wong
pp 3-11

Second generation West Indian Americans and English in New York City
by Renée Blake, Cara Shousterman
pp 35-43

Language as a representation of Mexican American identity
by Carmen Fought
pp 44-48

Puerto Ricans in the United States and language shift to English
by Lourdes Torres
pp 49-54

‘It's so cute how they talk’: Stylized Italian English as sociolinguistic maintenance
by Lisa M. Del Torto
pp 55-62

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Italian
Lao
 
LL Issue: 21.3899