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Growing up bilingual : children in Elbarrio

Author: Ana Celia Zentella
Publisher: New York : Applause Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

An inside view of the social construction of bilingualism in one of the most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking groups in the USA. The book concludes with alternatives for evaluating and teaching Puerto  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Celia Zentella
ISBN: 1557864071 9781557864079 1557864063 9781557864062
OCLC Number: 122266615
Description: 275 pages
Contents: 1. Hablamos Los Dos. We Speak Both: Studying Bilingualism in the Community Context. 2. The Community: El Bloque. 3. The Bilingual/Multidialectal Repertoire of El Bloque. 4. Bilingualism En Casa. 5. The Hows and Whys of +ACI-Spanglish+ACI-. 6. The Grammar of +ACI-Spanglish+ACI-. 7. Life and Language in Young Adulthood. 8. Isabel: A Special Case. 9. Spanish Competence. 10. Raising the Next Generation of New York Puerto Ricans. 11. Maria: Learning to Defenderse. 12. Expanding Repertoires: Linking Language, Education, and the New Diversity. References. Tables. Figures.
Responsibility: Ana Celia Zentella.


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