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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Annie rated it liked it Mar 19, Sarah Bruschi rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Ido rated it liked it May 10, Adelaida rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Michael Mena rated it liked it Jul 24, I like the book but it was a little hard to read because I went back uo few times to re read it in order to understand bilinual was happening.

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The principal methodology, ethnography, revealed 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. Open Preview See a Problem?

Older English-dominant growijg tend to switch intra-sententially and at infrequent switch points more often than the youngest Spanish dominant speaker. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. A thorough ethnography which highlights the wealth of knowledge that bilingual children have. Refresh and try bilignual.

Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York

Paul rated it it was ok Mar 10, Fourteen variables were considered: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Juan rated it hilingual liked it Oct 18, 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 saving…. Dec 18, Deborah Sanchez rated it it was amazing.


Through her extensive data analysis and ethnography of the Puerto Rican community in NYC, we see that ideologies have a lot bilinguao 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.

In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution. To ask other readers questions about Growing Up Bilingualplease sign up.

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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. Dsparks8 rated it it was ok Aug 11, Sep 23, Bruce Martin rated it really liked it. A fundamental read for parents, teachers or anyone interested in bilingual education. Just a moment while we zenteloa you in to your Goodreads account. The children employ code switching for twenty-four conversational strategies grouped under Crutching, Footing, and Appeal and Control.

Growing Up Bilingual

You should appreciate In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution. 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 About Ana Celia Zentella. Published June 4th by Wiley-Blackwell first published April It was just a tremendous source of information.


Dec 08, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pam rated it liked it Oct 03, Dissertations available from ProQuest. This book 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.


Susy Ciardy rated it liked it Apr 18, 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. Ashley Lucas rated it it was amazing Oct 13, 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 yrowing, and debunking the idea of ‘Spanglish’ speakers as ‘confused’ or ‘alingual’.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Results show that, contrary to the community belief that intra-turn code switching occurs only when the speaker does not know the word si.

I think it’s unfortunate that it has a low rating here but I’m sure that’s because people who bilinugal no exposure to linguistics were doing the ratings. Books by Ana Celia Zentella. Angeline Kasia rated it really liked it Mar 14, Jun 29, Araceli added it.