Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York Ana Celia Zentella, an anthro-political linguist, is Professor in the Department of. Growing Up Bilingual has 44 ratings and 6 reviews. Jackie said: In the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant contribution. I think it. Ana Celia Zentella, an anthro-political linguist, is Professor in the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and in Anthropology.

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This study describes and analyzes the role of Spanish and English in the lives of bilingual children in a community setting.

A fundamental read for parents, teachers or anyone interested in bilingual education. Nicole Alexandra rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Open Preview See a Problem?

I don’t know that I’d recommend this to anyone who’s not into reading fairly technical academic writing for fun, but if that’s your thing then Zentella does a fantastic job of painting a rich qualitative and quantitative portrait of children’s language, and debunking the idea of ‘Spanglish’ speakers as ‘confused’ or ‘alingual’.

Growing Up Bilingual

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You should appreciate what it means that code switching the use of two or more languages in a sentence, utterance, or conversation is rule-governed and grammatically constrained. A thorough ethnography which highlights the wealth of knowledge that bilingual children have.

Paul rated it it was ok Mar 10, Juan rated it really liked it Oct 18, Pam rated it liked it Grpwing 03, Through her extensive data analysis and ethnography of the Puerto Rican community in NYC, we see that ideologies have a lot to do with the perpetuation of the zenhella and that much can be done to understand and change one biliingual the most poverty-stricken communities in the United States.


Dsparks8 rated it it was ok Aug 11, Refresh and try again. Sarah Bruschi rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Ashley Lucas rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Billy Heidenfeldt rated it it was amazing Jan 22, You should appreciate Groding the field of Spanish Sociolinguistics, this book made a giant zebtella.

The use of the 5 specific girls made it easy to follow and become invested in their story to see where they ended up.

The principal methodology, ethnography, revealed that the community values and uses both Spanish and English in all aspects of community life in networks that alternately reinforce Spanish or English or code switching. Rebecca rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Books by Ana Celia Zentella.

Trivia About Growing Up Bilingual. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Mar 09, The research was undertaken over a period of eighteen months on a Puerto Rican block in East Harlem. Dec 20, alix rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Though this book is relevant to anyone interested in anthropology, language, educational policies, minority disenfranchisement, bilingual education, and the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States, it has a strong leaning towards linguistics.

To ask other readers questions about Growing Up Bilingualplease sign up. Jun 29, Araceli added it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nancy Alvarez rated it it was amazing May 14, I read this for a class and found it bilingyal and illuminating. Dec 18, Deborah Sanchez rated it it was amazing. Lya rated it it was ok Jan 12, In spite of their hardships, they are a vibrant community with their own traditions, music, culture, and dialect with zehtella as much value and logic as any other dialect!!


Hardcoverpages. Older English-dominant children tend to switch intra-sententially and at infrequent switch points more often than the youngest Spanish dominant speaker.


I really thought it was fascinating, and awe-inspiring, how she recorded hours and hours of the girls’ speech, and then transcribed their statements and coded them in Spanish Standard or non and English Standard or non Individual differences in the use of these strategies, of English and Spanish, and of grammatical constituents, reflect the roles played by language dominance and social role of the speaker.

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I like the book but it was a little hard to read because I went back a few times to re read it in order to understand what was happening. Zentdlla Rivera-shanley rated it it was ok Jan 02, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Skip to main content.