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Includes bibliographical references. Introduction / Sandra Lee Mckay and Sau-ling C. Wong -- Flowering of America: linguistic diversity in the United States / Reynaldo F. Macias -- American linguistic mosaic: understanding language shift in the United States / Calvin Veltman -- Bilingualism and language use among Mexican Americans / Guadalupe Valdes -- Puerto Ricans in the United States: confronting the linguistic repercussions of colonialism / Ana Celia Zentella -- Speaking in Cuban: the language of Cuban Americans / Ricardo Otheguy, Ofelia Garcia, and Ana Roca. Linguistic situation of Central Americans / John M. Lipski -- English language learners of Vietnamese background / Chuong Hoang Chung-- Lanugage situation of the Hmong, Khmer, and Laotian communities in the United States / M. G. Lopez -- English language learners of Chinese background: a portrait of diversity / Sau-ling C. Wong and M. G. Lopez -- Korean Americans' language use / Pyong Gap Min -- Language situation of Filipina/os: diversity and complexity / Joan May T. Cordova -- Soviet immigrants in the United States: issues in adjustment / Eli Hinkel. At home with English: assimilation and adaptation of Asian Indians in the United States / Kamal K. Sridhar and S. N. Sridhar -- English language learners and educational investments / Sandra Lee McKay -- Legal investment in multilingualism / Rachel F. Moran -- Investment, acculturation, and language loss / Bonny Norton.


  • LCC: PE1128
  • Dewey Decimal: 428/.007

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: x, 461 p. ; 24 cm.


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