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The Resource Language diversity in the USA, edited by Kim Potowski

Language diversity in the USA, edited by Kim Potowski

Label
Language diversity in the USA
Title
Language diversity in the USA
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kim Potowski
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What are the most widely spoken non-English languages in the USA? How did they reach the USA? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what purposes? What changes do these languages undergo as they come into contact with English? This book investigates the linguistic diversity of the USA by profiling the twelve most commonly used languages other than English. Each chapter paints a portrait of the history, current demographics, community characteristics, economic status, and language maintenance of each language group, and looks ahead to the future of each language. The book challenges myths about the 'official' language of the USA, explores the degree to which today's immigrants are learning English and assimilating into the mainstream, and discusses the relationship between linguistic diversity and national unity. Written in a coherent and structured style, Language Diversity in the USA is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and education"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.440973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P35.5.U6
LC item number
L36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Potowski, Kim
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  • Language and culture
  • Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
Label
Language diversity in the USA, edited by Kim Potowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language diversity in the United States: dispelling common myths and appreciating advantages / Kim Potowski with Scott McGinnis -- Language contact in the United States / Suzanne Romaine -- Native American languages in the United States / Teresa L. McCarty -- Spanish in the United States / Kim Potowski and Maria Carreira -- Chinese in the United States / Yun Xiao -- Tagalog in the United States / Elvira C. Fonacier -- French in the United States / Albert Valdman -- Vietnamese in the United States / Carl L. Bankston III and Vy Thuc Dao -- German in the United States / Renate Ludanyi -- Korean in the United States / Hae-Young Kim -- Russian in the United States / Olga E. Kagan and Kathleen Dillon -- Italian in the United States / Anna De Fina and Luciana Fellin -- Arabic in the United States / Sonia Shiri -- Portuguese in the United States Ana Maria Carvalho -- Polish in the United States / Bożena Nowicka McLees and Katarzyna Dziwirek -- Language policy in the United States / Terrence G. Wiley
Control code
567162706
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521768528
Lccn
2010018303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)567162706
Label
Language diversity in the USA, edited by Kim Potowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language diversity in the United States: dispelling common myths and appreciating advantages / Kim Potowski with Scott McGinnis -- Language contact in the United States / Suzanne Romaine -- Native American languages in the United States / Teresa L. McCarty -- Spanish in the United States / Kim Potowski and Maria Carreira -- Chinese in the United States / Yun Xiao -- Tagalog in the United States / Elvira C. Fonacier -- French in the United States / Albert Valdman -- Vietnamese in the United States / Carl L. Bankston III and Vy Thuc Dao -- German in the United States / Renate Ludanyi -- Korean in the United States / Hae-Young Kim -- Russian in the United States / Olga E. Kagan and Kathleen Dillon -- Italian in the United States / Anna De Fina and Luciana Fellin -- Arabic in the United States / Sonia Shiri -- Portuguese in the United States Ana Maria Carvalho -- Polish in the United States / Bożena Nowicka McLees and Katarzyna Dziwirek -- Language policy in the United States / Terrence G. Wiley
Control code
567162706
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521768528
Lccn
2010018303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)567162706

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