The Spanish Language in the American Southwest

Dec 8, 2011 by

BY JESSE ESPINOZA (“Languages of the World”)  (Spanish language in the U.S. – U.S. Census Data 2007)[i]               Few countries in the world have such a diverse and accepted ethnic and cultural diversity that is found...

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Heritage languages and the Melting Pot model

Jul 22, 2010 by

In yesterday’s posting, I introduced the topic of Heritage languages, that is languages spoken at home as part of one’s cultural and ethnic heritage. I also mentioned that Heritage languages as a whole are growing both in...

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Heritage Languages

Jul 21, 2010 by

Over 180 languages, from Adamawa Fulfulde (a Niger-Congo language from Cameroon) to Zoogocho Zapotec (an Oto-Manguean language from Mexico), are spoken in the U.S., most of them by immigrants from other lands. Naturally, immigrant...

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