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Exploring the complex relationship between language and immigration in the United States, this timely book challenges mainstream, historically established assumptions about American citizenship and identity. Set within both a historical and a current political context, this book covers hotly debated topics such as language and ethnicity, the relationship between non-native English and American identity, perceptions and stereotypes related to foreign accents, code-switching, hybrid language forms such as Spanglish, language and the family, and the future of language in America. Work from the fields of linguistics, education policy, history, sociology, and politics are brought together to provide an accessible overview of the key issues. Through specific examples and case studies, immigrant America is presented as a diverse, multilingual, and multidimensional space in which identities are often hybridized and always multifaceted.Read more
- Brings together interdisciplinary research around the role of language as the nexus linking diverse aspects of American immigrant experience to appeal to readers from a range of disciplines
- Examines both linguistic practices of immigrant Americans and discourses surrounding immigration in America
- This book is very relevant in the current political climate, so topics in linguistics can be related to current events and issues of public debate
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- Date Published: October 2017
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107689817
- length: 388 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.63kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus. 4 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Whose America?
2. The alien specter then and now
3. Hyphenated identity
4. Foreign accents and immigrant Englishes
5. Multilingual practices
6. Immigrant children and language
7. American becomings.
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