Caribbean Spanish in the Metropolis

Spanish Language among Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in the New York City Area

By Edwin M. Lamboy

© 2004 – Routledge

144 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This study focuses on first- and second-generation Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans living in the New York City area. In particular, the author creates a sociolinguistic profile of these cohorts and evaluates their attitudes towards Spanish and English, their use of these languages and their linguistic skills based on generation and ethnic factors.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Spanish in the United States 3. Methodology 4. Results: A Sociolinguistic Profile of Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans Living in the New York City Area 5. Results: Retention of Dialectal Phonetic Features Among First- and Second-Generation Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in the New York City Area 6. Disclusion and Conclusions. References. Appendix A: Questionnaire (Spanish). Appendix B: Questionnaire (English).

About the Author

Edwin M. Lamboy is an Associate Professor with the School of Education at The City University of New York (CUNY). He is the Secondary Spanish Education Program Director.

About the Series

Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General