By C. Fought

ISBN-10: 0333986377

ISBN-13: 9780333986370

Chicano English in Context is the 1st glossy, accomplished learn of Chicano English, a spread spoken via thousands of Latinos within the U.S. it's also one of many first stories of ongoing sound switch inside of an ethnic minority neighborhood. It in short describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this kind, and explores its the most important position within the building of ethnic id between younger Latinos and Latinas. It additionally corrects misconceptions I how most of the people perspectives Chicano English.

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Both of the parents in question were born in the USA. The role of the family also encompasses the role of the siblings. Very few of my speakers were only children. Many of them mentioned a particular brother or sister to whom they were close. Some also pointed The Social Context of the Chicano Community 33 out that one could trust a brother or sister more than a friend. In many cases, an older sibling talked about feeling responsible for a younger brother or sister, in terms of setting a good example, and so on.

Though the sociological literature on social class presents a wide range of approaches to the issue, sociolinguistic researchers have tended to use a multi-index scale with a fairly consistent set of indicators in assigning speakers to a class (for example, income, education and occupation). However, most of these are studies of majority Western communities of white speakers, so their results may not generalize to ethnic minority or non-Western communities. 34 Chicano English in Context Rickford (1986) reviews the approaches to social class that have been taken by sociolinguists over the years.

While the nature of individual relationships varies, depending on the particular staff member and the particular student, my introduction as someone who was an old friend of the principal would not necessarily lead to my being perceived as an authority figure, and on the other hand would in some sense affirm my trustworthiness. In addition, my visible participation in the office work, alongside several student helpers, allowed me to become familiar to the students in a general sense. Unlike the majority of high schools, the office at Westside Park is a place where the students feel comfortable ‘hanging around’ and often come for a variety of reasons (many of which are positive ones, in contrast to most high schools).

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