Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York Ana Celia Zentella, an anthro-political linguist, is Professor in the Department of. Growing Up Bilingual has 44 ratings and 6 reviews. Jackie said: In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution. I think it. Ana Celia Zentella, an anthro-political linguist, is Professor in the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and in Anthropology.

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You should appreciate what it means that code switching the use of two or more languages in a sentence, utterance, or conversation is rule-governed and grammatically constrained. I really thought it was fascinating, and awe-inspiring, how she recorded hours and hours of the girls’ speech, and then transcribed their statements and coded them in Spanish Standard or non and English Standard or non No trivia or quizzes xentella.

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Growing Up Bilingual

Through her extensive data analysis and ethnography of the Puerto Rican community in NYC, we see that ideologies have a lot to do with the perpetuation of the division and that much can be done to understand and change one of the most poverty-stricken communities in the United States. Sep 23, Bruce Martin rated it really liked it.

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The majority of the switches are intra-sentential and demonstrate the ability to juxtapose constituents from both languages in accordance with the grammatical rules of both. This study describes and analyzes the role of Spanish and English in the lives of bilingual children in a community setting.

Though this book is relevant to anyone interested in anthropology, language, educational policies, minority disenfranchisement, bilingual education, and the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States, it has a strong leaning towards linguistics. Nancy Alvarez rated it it was amazing May 14, Dsparks8 rated it it was ok Aug 11, Susy Ciardy rated it liked it Apr 18, Individual differences in the use of these strategies, of English and Spanish, and of grammatical constituents, reflect the roles played by language dominance and social role of the speaker.

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I don’t know that I’d recommend this to anyone who’s not into reading fairly technical academic writing for fun, but if that’s your thing then Zentella does a fantastic job of painting a rich qualitative and quantitative portrait of children’s language, and debunking the idea of ‘Spanglish’ speakers as ‘confused’ or ‘alingual’.

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I like the book but it was a little hard to read because I went back a few times to re read it in order to understand zentella was happening. I recommend it, if you only like a lot of words in linguistics.

The use of the 5 specific girls made it easy to follow and become invested in their story to see where they ended up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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