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Chicana/o Studies

Latinos

2008

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Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz Jan 2008

Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz

Sociology

Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork in and around Dallas, Texas, this paper explores the ways in which Latino parents and their children negotiate home language and offers a theoretical framework for understanding language maintenance and loss in the home. The parents in this study overwhelmingly view bilingualism as the ideal, yet many parents, especially those who are English-dominant or bilingual, find it difficult to maintain Spanish at home because of outside pressures that prioritize English and concerns about their children's English-language acquisition. The family, as the environment in which children first begin to learn language, and family dynamics ...


Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd Jan 2008

Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd

Ruben B Botello JD

Nuevo Plan de Aztlan

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor Our Native American heritage with all Our hearts and minds.

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor the sacred call of Our Native American ancestors for Peace and Justice throughout Our Americas; and

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America recognize La Raza has been struggling with a new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution in and outside Our Americas since September 11, 2001.

NOW THEREFORE, We the Chicanos y Chicanos ...