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Trading Tongues: Loss of Heritage Languages in the United States

Leanne Hinton

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is an examination of the personal side of language maintenance and language shift in the United States, as told by Asian‐Americans from immigrant families. Pertinent selections were ... More


Vanishing Inscriptions: Assia Djebar’s Poetics of the Trace

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Assia Djebar's contribution to the assessment of Algeria as a multilingual space. Djebar's "writing for the trace" inscribes a dual resistance to colonial appropriations, but also to claims of ... More


Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Jeff MacSwan (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Codeswitching is the alternate use of two or more languages among bilingual interlocutors. It is distinct from borrowing, which involves the phonological and morphological integration of a word from ... More


Programs and Proposals in Codeswitching Research: Unconstraining Theories of Bilingual Language Mixing

Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter, MacSwan provides an overview of the history of research on codeswitching (CS), distinguishing constraint-based (CB) approaches, which posit explicit rules governing language mixing, ... More


Codeswitching and the Syntax-Semantics Interface: The Role of Aspectual Features in Constraining Intrasentential Codeswitching Involving the Verb

Sílvia Milian Hita

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Following Minimalist and Lexical Semantics assumptions, this chapter will analyze the role played by uninterpreted aspectual or Aktionsart features (or internal temporal organization properties of ... More


Betrayal, Impersonation, and Bilingualism: Eileen Chang's Self-Translation

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang's habit of rewriting and translating her own writings back and forth between English and Chinese presents an occasion to examine the author's bilingual and bicultural journey from the ... More


Finding Catullus in Translation

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction shows Roman attitudes toward translation to be unlike our own and suggests that modern assumptions about translation have limited our understanding of Roman literature generally and ... More


Economic Value of Reciprocal Bilingualism

Ramon Caminal

in The Economics of Language Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Some bilingual societies exhibit a distribution of language skills that cannot be explained by economic theories that portray languages as pure communication devices. Such distribution of skills are ... More


Bilingualism and Economic Performance

Alisher Aldashev and Alexander M. Danzer

in The Economics of Language Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the economic returns to bilingualism. The analysis is staged in Kazakhstan, a multi-ethnic country with complex ethnic settlement patterns that has recently switched its ... More


Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

James Leibold and Yangbin Chen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This edited volume brings together essays by leading experts exploring different aspects of ethnic minority education in China: among these are the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual ... More


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