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This book provides scholarly insight to how foreign language acquisition has influenced an individual s understanding of identity within the African American family. Scholarship is rooted in sociolinguistic, communication, and bilingual theoretical perspectives. This text that describes how foreign language acquisition, development and use help to shape how Africans and African Americans are able to describe and proscribe their identity and in turn, the identity of the family. It looks specifically at how family language choices, in particular choosing to be bilingual, affects family communication and perception of identity from people outside of the family. There are two objectives of this book: first, to share the research of being bilingual, as an individual and as a part of a family unit, and in the margins within multiple cultures. Second, it seeks to challenge the existing notions of what it means to be Black when your experiences with race and ethnicity extend beyond the boundaries of your native country/culture."
  • ISBN13: 9780739193617
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00112
Publication DateMay 1, 2015
Primary CategoryLanguage Arts & Disciplines/Communication Studies

Language, Identity, and Choice: Raising Bilingual Children in a Global Society

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