Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study of
Chicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic identity among young Latinos and Latinas. It also corrects misconceptions in how the general public views Chicano English.
List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Introduction -
Fieldwork in the Los Angeles Chicano Community - The Social Context of the
Chicano Community - Phonetics and Phonology of Chicano English - Syntax and
Semantics of Chicano English - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English I:
Phonetic Variation - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English II: Syntactic
Variation - Bilingualism and Spanish Fluency - Language Attitudes -
Conclusions: The Future of Research on Chicano English: Where Do We Go From
Here - References - Index
CARMEN FOUGHT is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College,
Claremont, California. She is the author of Ethnicity which appears in the
Handbook on Language Variation and Change.