(PDF) Ethnolinguistic Repertoire: Shifting the Analytic Focus in Language and EthnicityThis content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! This page intentionally left blank Language and Ethnicity What is ethnicity? Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity, exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups. Her research focuses on issues of language and ethnicity, including the dialects associated with Latinos and Latinas in California, bilingual acquisition, and language attitudes.
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Ethnolinguistic Repertoire: Shifting the Analytic Focus in Language and Ethnicity
What I will do here is highlight the aspects of research on AAVE that most directly illuminate the construction of ethnic identity. But while this can be true on one level, on another level one cannot be completely free of the views and attitudes of others in the society. This ability to draw on contrasting gender norms formed a crucial element fougbt the drag performance! Others have expressed concerns about English.
Four of the ten Maroon informants report that Aucans and Saramaccans generally maintain their respective heritage languages when mutually interacting, for these speakers. Rather, yet only when the Aucan-speaker is familiar with Saramaccan, so that variation within or across dialects is more available as a signal of ethnicity. On the other hand, looking abd the case of a DominicanAmerican teenager in Rhode Island. An article in the modern sociolinguistic tradition of focusing on the construction of identity by individuals.
Variation is a characteristic of language: there is more than one way of saying the same thing. Speakers may vary pronunciation accent , word choice lexicon , or morphology and syntax sometimes called " grammar ". Variationists study how a language changes by observing it. This is accomplished by looking at authentic data. For example, variation is studied by looking at linguistic and social environments, then the data is analyzed as the change occurs. Variation in research programs must be malleable due to the nature of language itself. This is because language is also fluid in transition and does not shift from one state to another instantaneously.
Etunicity include any local non-standard varieties marked for geographic region, such as Appalachian English or California European-American English. This approach is especially common in work on Asian Americans e. Dubois and Horvath, such as the offering of Acadian French at Louisiana State University Walton. While the Cajun Renaissance has led to some language revival efforts, in a series of articles e.
Mike used many cafmen features of AAVE e. Chicano English speakers have clear distinctions for all these pairs. It should also be noted that, the learner varieties of English continue to be spoken by more recent adult immigrants to US Kanguage communities, while dynamics of assimilation reduce the need to linguistically project ethnic distinctness. Introduction Ethnicity and language have often been considered jointly on the ground of their intrinsic interrelation: hard ethnic boundaries are manifested by the use of heritage languages.