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Parada, Maryann – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
The effects of birth order have been debated in many disciplines and have been shown to be important for a number of outcomes. However, studies examining the significance of birth order in language development and practices, particularly with regard to minority languages, are few. This article reports on two sets of data collected among Spanish…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Language Minorities, Spanish, Language Proficiency
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Feinauer, Erika; Whiting, Erin F. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This study examined the sociolinguistic contexts of neighborhoods and schools in two predominantly Latino communities in the United States. We used census data to assess social and ethnic composition and observational data to compare and contrast environmental print, language use, and availability of community services in Spanish in these schools…
Descriptors: Community Services, Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Sociolinguistics
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Potowski, Kim; Matts, Janine – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
Studies of Mexican and Puerto Rican communities living in the same United States cities suggest that a combination of historical factors and local conditions strongly influence to what extent these two groups interact and form a shared sense of pan-ethnic Latino unity. However, few studies have examined "MexiRican" individuals, those who…
Descriptors: Dialects, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, Ethnicity