The multilingual Apple : languages in New York City / edited by Ofelia García, Joshua A. Fishman.Material type: TextPublication details: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2002. Edition: 2nd ed. / with a new forewordDescription: 1 online resource (xiv, 373 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110885811; 3110885816Subject(s): Linguistic minorities -- New York (State) -- New York | Sociolinguistics -- New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- Languages | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Language and languages | Linguistic minorities | Sociolinguistics | New York (State) -- New York | Meertaligheid | TalenGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Multilingual Apple : languages in New York City.DDC classification: 306.44/09747/1 LOC classification: P40.5.L562 | U556 2002ebOther classification: 17.23 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book will be of special interest to the general reader concerned with the issue of language in the United States, as well as the language specialist and sociolinguist. It has been written to inform those wishing to learn more about the role that languages other than English have had, and continue to have, in the life of the most important United States city, New York. At the same time this volume makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature on urban multilingualism and the sociology of language. The book contains chapters on languages of ethnolinguistic groups who arrived e.
Foreword -- I. INTRODUCTION TO THE MULTILINGUAL APPLE -- New York's multilingualism: World languages and their role in a U.S. city -- II. THE LANGUAGE OF EARLY ARRIVALS: STILL ENCOUNTERED -- Irish in nineteenth century New York -- German in New York -- Yiddish in New York -- III. THE LANGUAGES WITH VITALITY IN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT -- Italian in New York -- Greek in New York -- Spanish in New York -- Hebrew in New York -- IV. THE LANGUAGES WITH THE NEWEST SOUNDS AND OF NEWEST FACES -- Chinese in New York -- The languages of India in New York -- Haitian Creole in New York.
English Caribbean Creole in New York -- V. CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS TO THE MULTILINGUAL APPLE -- Do ethnics have culture? And what's so special about New York anyway? -- Contributors -- Index.