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By Kim Potowski

ISBN-10: 0521745330

ISBN-13: 9780521745338

ISBN-10: 0521768527

ISBN-13: 9780521768528

What are the main broadly spoken non-English languages within the united states? How did they succeed in the us? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what reasons? What alterations do those languages endure as they arrive into touch with English? This ebook investigates the linguistic variety of america by means of profiling the twelve most typically used languages except English. every one bankruptcy paints a portrait of the background, present demographics, neighborhood features, monetary prestige, and language upkeep of every language staff, and appears forward to the way forward for each one language. The ebook demanding situations myths in regards to the 'official' language of the united states, explores the measure to which latest immigrants are studying English and assimilating into the mainstream, and discusses the connection among linguistic variety and nationwide cohesion. Written in a coherent and established sort, Language range within the united states is vital interpreting for complicated scholars and researchers in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and education.

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