Ethnolinguistic Chicago Language and Literacy in the City's Neighborhoods
This book, together with Latino Language and Literacy in Ethnolinguistic Chicago, documents how the future in a globalizing world is not only increasingly multilingual, but that diversity in language use (within one language and across languages) will always be with us. Most of the chapters in Ethnolinguistic Chicago are based on ethnographic studies of language, though several provide historical narratives as well. As a whole, this book offers a richly diverse set of portraits whose central themes emerged inductively from the research process and the communities themselves. All chapters emphasize language use as centrally related to ethnic, class, or gender identities. As such, this volume will interest anthropologists, sociologists, linguists, historians, educators and educational researchers, and others whose concerns require an understanding of "ground-level" phenomena relevant to contemporary social issues.
"the chapters are accessible to general readers, but the book will prove particularly useful in academic settings as a text in sociolinguistics and language ethnography courses....Students will find this book particularly useful, because the chapters represent a variety of projects, with different methods, research questions, and bibliographic resources."
"Farr's book represents an important contribution to the literature on language use in multiethnic metropolitan communities. This book offers insightful discourse analyses of the dynamics of multicultural/multilingual contacts in globalized metropolitan areas such as Chicago. The book will be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists, linguists, historians, educators and educational researchers."