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By Bonnie Urciuoli

Urciuoli’s award-winning ebook explores how language and the social development of race, classification, and ethnicity form the lives of working-class Puerto Ricans residing in long island urban. Her reflexive ethnographic examine is a mixture of 2 soaking up good points: her analyses of language and gear relatives in response to key rules in semiotic and linguistic anthropology, paired with the actual voices of people who proportion their lived reports of conversing Spanish and English. the topics’ conversations, interview responses, and anecdotes are saturated with rules approximately what “correct” English capability to them. via those prolonged transcripts readers achieve perception approximately language’s position in cultural dynamics that tangle minority populations in demanding situations, corresponding to restricting the place participants and households reside and paintings. Urciuoli’s provocative examine and fieldwork supply readers a wealthy knowing of language because the area during which racial, ethnic, and sophistication hierarchies are experienced.

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