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Title: The Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York City
Edited By: Joshua A Fishman
Ofelia Garcia

This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the language specialist and socio-linguist. It has been written to inform those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than English have had, and continue to have, in the life of one of the most important United States cities, New York. At the same time this volume makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature on urban multilingualism and the sociology of language. The book contains chapters on languages of ethnolinguistic groups who arrived early in New York and which have been somewhat silenced (Irish, German, Yiddish), the languages of groups who made early contributions and continue to be heard in the city (Italian, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew), and languages which are acquiring an important voice in the city today (Chinese, Indian languages, English creoles, Haitian Creole).

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Yiddish, Eastern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110157071
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 373
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