LINGUIST List 27.1654

Fri Apr 08 2016

Books: Discursive Construction of Bicultural Identity: Deffa

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Date: 08-Apr-2016
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Subject: Discursive Construction of Bicultural Identity: Deffa
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Title: Discursive Construction of Bicultural Identity
Subtitle: A Cross-Generational Sociolinguistic Study on Oromo-Americans in Minnesota
Series Title: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft - Band 113
Published: 2016
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Oromiya-Jalata Deffa
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631673126 Pages: 233 Price: U.S. $ 72.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631673126 Pages: 233 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631673126 Pages: 233 Price: Europe EURO 59.95

The author examines the cultural identity development of Oromo-Americans in Minnesota, an ethnic group originally located within the national borders of Ethiopia. Earlier studies on language and cultural identity have shown that the degree of ethnic orientation of minorities commonly decreases from generation to generation. Yet oppression and a visible minority status were identified as factors delaying the process of de-ethnicization. Given that Oromos fled persecution in Ethiopia and are confronted with the ramifications of a visible minority status in the U.S., it can be expected that they have retained strong ties to their ethnic culture. This study, however, came to a more complex and theory-building result.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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