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Toward a More Adequate Charactrization of the Chicano Language Setting

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Toward a More Adequate Charactrization of the Chicano Language Setting

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dc.contributor.author Otto, Santa Ana A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T19:23:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T19:23:03Z
dc.date.issued 1992-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20385
dc.description.abstract Although several typologies of the linguistic varieties of language varieties heard in the speech of Chicanos have been proposed, many disagreements about the assumptions underlying such typologies remain, in particular, concerning the nature of Chicano English. These disagreements have a direct, detrimental effect on the assessment and education of Chicano children, and by extension, all language minority children. Critical commentary on certain of these disagreements is presented in this paper. A unitary model of the language varieties used by Chicanos which goes beyond recent typologies is proposed, made on the basis of explicit assumptions about the sociolinguistic nature of language setting of Chicanos. Four examples of this Chicano language setting model are presented, utilizing recent nationwide and three statewide demographic figures. On the basis of these assumptions, Chicano English is characterized as the autonomous vernacular dialect of native English speaking Chicanos. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Southwest Hispanic Research Institute and Center for Regional Studies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SW Hispanic Research Institute en_US
dc.subject language en_US
dc.subject spanish en_US
dc.title Toward a More Adequate Charactrization of the Chicano Language Setting en_US
dc.type Working Paper;122 en_US


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