<@html> Spanish 488

Language Shift in the Spanish Speaking World

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José Camacho Course information
Office hours: Language Lab, 109
M-Th 9:00-9:40 and by appointment
Telephone: 732-932-3219
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Carpender Hall, DC 303, Th 3:45-4:25
Telephone:732-932-9412 x32
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Location: RAB 208, DC
Time: Th 4:30-7:30
website: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~jcamacho/Syl/Syl488F03.htm

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Class Schedule

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4 Introduction

The linguistic situation in the world: an overview

Crystal ch. 1, 1-11

NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday, 

Mapas lingüísticos (amazonía peruana)

Ethnologue

Notas de clase

11 Where does language shift happen? Fishman 39-55   Homework 1
18 Why does language shift happen?

Degrees of endangerement

Fishman  55-67, Crystal ch. 3, 68-90

Fishman 81-119, Crystal ch. 1, 11-26

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25 Methodology     deadline to pass the HSCP

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9 Why should we care? Crystal ch. 2, 27-67, Fishman 10-35   Homework 3
16 Endangered languages and endangered species Berreby, Orr, Sutherland    Class project 1 due
23 Prof. Anvita Abbi "The Vanishing Languages of the Andaman Islands"

Basque

Fishman 149-186, Amorrortu    
30 Prof. Marcos Cheney: "Visions of the South west - Past and Present"

Basque

     

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Prof. Barabara Lust: The Web as Enabler: 
A Virtual Center Links Language Acquisition Researchers
Across Language and Place

Note: lecture will be at Livingston  Student Center (College Hall)   Homework 4/5 
13 Language minorities in the US.

Spanish in the US The Southwest

Mexican-American Spanish

Fishman 187-229, Veltman 58-93

Hudson et al. 165-183

Valdés 99-136

  Homework 6
20 Spanish in New York

 

Catalan and Galician

Garcia and Cuevas 184-195, Garcia et al. 44-73 or Zentella 137-64

Strubell, 260-283

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24 Minority languages in South America Hornberger and King 166-194   Preliminary description of the final project due. Please include date of HSCP
27 Thanksgiving      

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4 Presentations     Final project due

References

Amorrortu, E. 2001. 

Berreby,  D. 2003 "Fading Species and Dying Tongues When the Two Part Ways" NY Times, May 27

Crystal, D. 2000. Language Death. Cambridge University Press.

Fishman, J. 1991. Reversing Language Shift. Multilingual Matters.

Fishman, J. 2001. Can Threatened Languages Be Saved? Reversing Language Shift Revisited: a 21st Century Perspective. Multilingual Matters.

Garcia, O. and M. Cuevas. 1995. "Spanish Ability and Use Among Second-Generation Nuyoricans" in Silva-Corvalán (1995).

Garcia, O., J.L. Morin and K. Rivera. 1995. "How Threatened is the Spanish of New York Puerto Ricans?" in Fishman, J. (ed.) Can threatened languages be saved?. Multilingual Matters.

Hornberger, N. and K. King. 2001. "Reversing Quechua Language Shift in South America" in Fishman (2001).

Hudson, a., E. Hernández and G. Bills. 1995. "The Many Faces of Language Maintenance: Spanish Language Claiming in Five Southwestern States" in Silva-Corvalán (1995).

McKay, S. and S. Wong (2000) (eds.) New Immigrants in the United States. Cambridge U. Press.

Orr, Robert 2000 Disc: Species Extinctions vs Language Extinctions LINGUIST List 11.271 (http: linguistlist.org/issues/11/11-271.html)

Silva-Corvalán, C. (ed.) 1995. Spanish in Four Continents. Studies in Language Contact and Bilingualism. Georgetown U.Press.

Strubell, M. 2001. "Catalan a Decade Later", in Fishman (2001).

Sutherland, W. 2003. "Parallel extintion risk and global distribution of language and species" Nature 423, May 15. (available online through Rutgers libraries

Valdés, G. 2000. "Bilingualism and language use among Mexican Americans" in McKay and Wong (2000).

Zentella, A. 2000. "Puerto Ricans in the United States: Confronting the linguistic repercussions of colonialism" in McKay and Wong (2000).

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