By C. Fought
Chicano English in Context is the 1st smooth, complete learn of Chicano English, a spread spoken through hundreds of thousands of Latinos within the U.S. it's also one of many first reports of ongoing sound switch inside an ethnic minority group. It in short describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this kind, and explores its the most important position within the building of ethnic identification between younger Latinos and Latinas. It additionally corrects misconceptions I how most people perspectives Chicano English.
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Patricia, for example, says that her mother knows where the parties are going to be on a particular weekend before Patricia herself does. ’ Both of the parents in question were born in the USA. The role of the family also encompasses the role of the siblings. Very few of my speakers were only children. Many of them mentioned a particular brother or sister to whom they were close. Some also pointed The Social Context of the Chicano Community 33 out that one could trust a brother or sister more than a friend.
Not every family follows the traditional pattern. In particular, those speakers whose parents were born in the USA often described a very different type of relationship from the traditional one. Patricia, for example, says that her mother knows where the parties are going to be on a particular weekend before Patricia herself does. ’ Both of the parents in question were born in the USA. The role of the family also encompasses the role of the siblings. Very few of my speakers were only children. Many of them mentioned a particular brother or sister to whom they were close.
The role of the interviewer One primary goal of the sociolinguistic interview is to generate a large sample of speech from the informant, so that the appropriate linguistic analyses can later be carried out. To this end, it is recommended in some sociolinguistic field methods courses that the interviewer speak as little as possible. In fact, a test recommended in such courses at the University of Pennsylvania is to fast forward through the tape of an interview stopping at random 10 times to listen briefly.
Chicano English in Context by C. Fought