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Title New immigrants in the United States : readings for second language education / [compiled by] Sandra Lee McKay, Sau-ling Cynthia Wong.

Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  428.007 NEW    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Cambridge language teaching library.
Cambridge language teaching library.
Contents Introduction / Sandra Lee McKay and Sau-ling C. Wong -- Pt. I. Historical and contemporary overviews on English language learners in the United States. 1. The flowering of America: Linguistic diversity in the United States / Reynaldo F. Macias. 2. The American linguistic mosaic: Understanding language shift in the United States / Calvin Veltman -- Pt. II. New immigrants in the United States: History, language background, and community. 3. Bilingualism and language use among Mexican Americans / Guadalupe Valdes. 4. Puerto Ricans in the United States: Confronting the linguistic repercussions of colonialism / Ana Celia Zentella. 5. Speaking in Cuban: The language of Cuban Americans / Ricardo Otheguy, Ofelia Garcia and Ana Roca. 6. The linguistic of Central Americans / John M. Lipski. 7. English language learners of Vietnamese background / Chuong Hoang Chung. 8. The language situation of the Hmong, Khmer, and Laotian communities in the United States / M. G. Lopez.
9. English language learners of Chinese background: A portrait of diversity / Sau-ling C. Wong and M. G. Lopez. 10. Korean Americans' language use / Pyong Gap Min. 11. The language situation of Filipina/os: Diversity and complexity / Joan May T. Cordova. 12. Soviet immigrants in the United States: Issues in adjustment / Eli Hinkel. 13. At home with English: Assimilation and adaptation of Asian Indians in the United States / Kamal K. Sridhar and S. N. Sridhar -- Pt. III. Investing in English language learners. 14. English language learners and educational investments / Sandra Lee McKay. 15. Legal investment in multilingualism / Rachel F. Moran. 16. Investment, acculturation, and language loss / Bonny Norton.
Summary This book provides a social and educational perspective on contemporary English language learners, especially those large, fast-growing Hispanic and Asian groups whose presence is felt strongly in the schools. It is addressed to preservice and in-service teachers of English, whether in language arts, bilingual education, or English as a second language classrooms. Section One, An Historical and Contemporary Overview on English Language Learners in the US describes the makeup of previous generations of English language learners in the United States and provides current demographics on English language learners; it also examines the process whereby immigrants come to adopt English. Section Two, New Immigrants in the US, provides teachers with information on the immigration background, language characteristics, and language use patterns of the most numerous groups of present-day English language learners. The third section, English Language Learners and Investment, explores three types of investment necessary for successful language learning -- individual investment, legal and policy investment, and educational investment.
Other author McKay, Sandra.
Wong, Sau-ling Cynthia.
Subject English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.
Immigrants -- United States -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Readers -- Emigration and immigration.
Readers -- Immigrants.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Problems, exercises, etc.
ISBN 0521660874
0521667984 (paperback)