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By Kim Potowski

ISBN-10: 0521745330

ISBN-13: 9780521745338

ISBN-10: 0521768527

ISBN-13: 9780521768528

What are the main generally spoken non-English languages within the united states? How did they achieve the united states? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what reasons? What adjustments do those languages endure as they arrive into touch with English? This publication investigates the linguistic range of the us by way of profiling the twelve most ordinarily used languages except English. each one bankruptcy paints a portrait of the historical past, present demographics, neighborhood features, monetary prestige, and language upkeep of every language crew, and appears forward to the way forward for each one language. The publication demanding situations myths concerning the 'official' language of the united states, explores the measure to which ultra-modern immigrants are studying English and assimilating into the mainstream, and discusses the connection among linguistic variety and nationwide solidarity. Written in a coherent and dependent type, Language variety within the united states is vital analyzing for complex scholars and researchers in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and education.

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