Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for Illegal alphabets and adult biliteracy  : Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border

Illegal alphabets and adult biliteracy : Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border (Second editon Expanded edition)

By: Kalmar, Tomas Mario

1138804290 / 9781138804296
Paperback
306.4460973
05/03/2015
Stock expected by 02/02/2020
England
194 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More

How do "illegal aliens" chart the speech sounds of colloquial English?

This book is timeless in offering an unusually direct entry into how a group of Mexican fruit pickers analyze their first encounter with local American speech in a tiny rural Midwestern community in the United States.

Readers see close up how intelligently migrant workers help each other use what they already know-the alphabetic principle of one letter, one sound-to teach each other, from scratch, at the very first contact, a language which none of them can speak.

They see how and why the strategies adult immigrants actually use in order to cope with English in the real world seem to have little in common with those used in publicly funded bilingual and ESL classrooms. What's new in this expanded edition of Tomas Mario Kalmar's landmark Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy are in-depth commentaries from six distinguished scholars-Peter Elbow, Ofelia Garcia, James Paul Gee, Herve Varenne, Luis Vazquez Leon, Karen Velasquez-who bring to it their own personal, professional, and (multi)disciplinary viewpoints.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 2AB English, CFDM Bilingualism & multilingualism, JFSL4 Hispanic & Latino studies

Our price£32.79
RRP £40.99
Save 20%