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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The children employ code switching for twenty-four conversational strategies grouped under Crutching, Footing, and Appeal and Control.

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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.

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’.

Lists with This Book. You should appreciate In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution. Four major family patterns emerge, depending on the language s spoken at home by caretakers, and by children to each other. Dec 08, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. A fundamental read for parents, teachers or anyone interested in bilingual education.

Dene Rivera-shanley rated it it was ok Jan 02, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Terra Rock rated it really liked it Apr 21, 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.

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A thorough ethnography which highlights the wealth of knowledge that bilingual children have. Rafael Suleiman rated it it was ok Aug 14, Fourteen variables were considered: Results show that, contrary to the community belief that intra-turn code switching occurs only when the speaker does not know the word si.

Jun 29, Araceli added it. Sep 23, Bruce Martin rated it really liked it. 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.

This study describes and analyzes the role of Spanish and English in the lives of bilingual grwoing in a community setting. The research was undertaken over a period of eighteen months on a Puerto Rican block in East Harlem.

Lya rated it it was ok Zentlla 12, This hilingual provides an inside view of the social construction of bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking groups in the United States. The principal methodology, ethnography, zntella that the community values and uses both Spanish and English in all aspects of community life in networks that alternately reinforce Spanish or English or code switching. Published June 4th by Wiley-Blackwell first published April That being said, even I, a Spanish teacher interested in bilingual studies, found some parts to be tedious.

Want to Read saving…. Dec 18, Deborah Sanchez rated it it was amazing. 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.

Pam rated it liked it Oct 03, 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.

Books by Ana Celia Zentella. Paul rated it it was ok Mar 10, I love when ethnographers make their political intent clear.


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Dissertations available from ProQuest. The use of zentflla 5 specific girls made it easy to follow and become invested in their story to see where they ended up. In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution.

Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York

Angeline Kasia rated it really liked it Mar 14, Return to Book Page. I think it’s unfortunate that it has a low rating here but I’m sure that’s because people who have no exposure to linguistics were doing the ratings.

I recommend it, if you only like a lot of words in linguistics. Adelaida rated it it was amazing Apr 20, 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 To ask other readers questions about Growing Up Bilingualplease sign up.

Nicole Alexandra rated it it was amazing Mar 14, In spite of their hardships, they are rgowing vibrant community with their zwntella traditions, music, culture, and dialect with just as much value and logic as any other dialect!! I read this for a class and found it enjoyable and illuminating. Billy Heidenfeldt rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Michael Mena rated it liked it Jul 24, Nancy Alvarez rated it it was amazing May 14,