American Indian English

American Indian English

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American Indian English documents and examines the diversity of English in American Indian speech communities. It presents a convincing case for the fundamental influence of ancestral Native American languages on respective modern Indian English codes. A distillation of over twenty yearsa€™ experience, William Leapa€™s pioneering work on the varieties of American Indian English explores the linguistic and sociolinguistic characteristics of language use among Navajo, Hopi, Mojave, Ute, Tsimshian, Kotzebue, Ponca, Chilcotin, Seminole, Cherokee, and other American Indian tribes. Unlike contemporary studies on schooling, ethnicity, empowerment, and educational failure, American Indian English avoids postmodernist jargon and discourse strategies in favor of direct description and commentary. Data are derived from real-life conditions faced by speakers of Indian English in various English-speaking settings. This practical focus enhances the booka€™s accessibility to Indian educators and community-based teachers, as well as non-Indian academics.Cloze test passages, given their aquot;holesaquot; in text format, interrupt the linear reading process, and these interruptions can become ... CLOZE TEST During the spring of 1984 I asked students in two third grade classes to read a brief passage about the continent of Antarctica and to ... But a few scientists stay to study the weather.

Title:American Indian English
Author:William L Leap
Publisher:University of Utah Press - 1993-12-14


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