Bilingual … in Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷
The Society for Caribbean Linguistics recently announced Alicia Pousada’s new edited volume BeingBilingual in Borinquen: Student Voices from the University of Puerto Rico, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (July 2017).
Description: The Spanish-speaking island of Puerto Rico (also known as Borinquen) has had a complex linguistic landscape since 1898, due to the United States’ colonial imposition of English as the language of administration and education. Even after 1948, when Puerto Rico was finally permitted to hold its own gubernatorial elections and determine its own language policies, controversy regarding how best to achieve bilingualism continued. Despite many studies of the language dynamic of the island, the voices of the people who actually live there have been muted.
This volume opens with a basic introduction to bilingualism, with special reference to Puerto Rico. It then showcases twenty-five engaging personal histories written by Puerto Rican language professionals which…
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