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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Griwing show that, contrary to the community belief that intra-turn code switching occurs only when the speaker does not know the word si. Jonathan rated it iblingual was amazing Mar 09, Juan rated it really liked it Oct 18, Michael Mena rated it liked it Jul 24, A fundamental read for parents, teachers or anyone interested in bilingual education. No trivia or quizzes yet. Fourteen variables were considered: Individual differences in the use of these strategies, of English and Spanish, and zengella grammatical constituents, reflect the roles played by language dominance and social role of the speaker.

Sarah Bruschi rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Ido rated it liked it May 10, Trivia About Growing Up Bilingual. Though this book is relevant to anyone interested in anthropology, language, educational policies, minority disenfranchisement, bilingual education, and the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States, it has a strong leaning towards linguistics. Nicole Alexandra rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Angeline Kasia rated it really liked it Mar 14, A thorough ethnography which highlights the wealth of knowledge that bilingual children have.

Ashley Lucas rated it it was amazing Oct trowing, It was just a tremendous source of information.

Jun 29, Araceli added it. Want to Read saving…. 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 The use of the 5 specific girls made it easy to follow and become invested in their story to see where they ended up.


About Ana Celia Zentella. I love when ethnographers make their political intent clear. Billy Heidenfeldt rated it it was amazing Jan 22, In spite of their hardships, they are a vibrant community with their own traditions, music, culture, and dialect with just as much value and logic as any other dialect!!

Lya rated it it was ok Jan 12, Dec 08, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 20, alix rated it really liked it. The principal methodology, ethnography, revealed that the growibg values and uses both Spanish and English in all aspects of community life in networks that alternately reinforce Spanish or English or code switching.

This study describes and analyzes the role of Spanish and English in the lives of bilingual children in a community setting. Through her extensive data analysis and ethnography of the Puerto Rican community in NYC, we see that ideologies have a lot to do with the perpetuation of the division and that much can be biingual to understand and change one of the most poverty-stricken communities in the United States.

Sep 23, Bruce Martin rated it really liked it. Its specific focus is the functions and linguistic characteristics of code switching in children of different ages and language proficiency levels. That being said, even I, a Spanish teacher interested in bilingual studies, found some parts to be tedious.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dsparks8 rated it it was ok Aug 11, Terra Rock rated it really liked it Apr 21, Rafael Suleiman rated it it was ok Aug 14, Skip to main content. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. The majority of the switches are intra-sentential and demonstrate griwing ability to juxtapose constituents from both languages in accordance with the grammatical rules of both.



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Susy Ciardy rated it liked it Apr 18, Books by Ana Celia Zentella. I like the book but it was a little hard to read because I went back a few times to re read it in order to understand what was happening.

Hrowing think it’s unfortunate that it has a low rating here but I’m sure that’s because people who have no exposure to linguistics were doing the ratings. Dec 18, Deborah Sanchez rated it it was amazing.

Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York

Refresh and try again. This book provides an inside view of the social construction of bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Zentlla groups in the United States. In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution.

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 language, and debunking the idea of ‘Spanglish’ speakers as ‘confused’ or ‘alingual’.

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I recommend it, if you only like a lot of words in linguistics. Dissertations available from ProQuest. Open Preview See a Problem?