Item description for The Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York City (Contributions to the Sociology of Language) by Ofelia Garcia...
This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the language specialist and sociolinguist. It has been written to inform those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than English have had, and continue to have, in the life of the most important United States city, New York.
At the same time this volume makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature on urban multilingualism and the sociology of language. The book contains chapters on languages of ethnolinguistic groups who arrived early in New York and which have been somewhat silenced (Irish, German, Yiddish), the languages of groups who made early contributions and continue to be heard in the city (Italian, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew), and languages which are acquiring an important voice in the city today (Chinese, Indian languages, English Creoles, Haitian Creole).
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 311017281X ISBN13 9783110172812
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More About Ofelia Garcia
Ofelia Garcia is Professor of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Among her recent books are Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective and (with Jo Anne Kleifgen) Imagining Multilingual Schools; Language Loyalty, Continuity, and Change; and The Multilingual Apple.
Ofelia Garcia has an academic affiliation as follows - The Graduate Center of the City University of New York The City The Gr.