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dc.date.accessioned2013-07-12T14:50:52Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-12T14:50:52Zen
dc.date.created2013en
dc.date.issueden
dc.identifier.issn0167-8507en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_559321.tar;APT-ETAG: 5a53fc72dfda9d65d99b19e353bfdaee; APT-DATE: 2017-10-25_16:33:46en-US
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dc.description.abstractIn this paper I closely examine spontaneous interactions between members of a tri-generation Italian American family. I argue that members show different language preferences and differing attitudes towards the family's multilingual identity but that they all demonstrate a degree of `engagement' with the heritage language. Phenomena that I describe as illustrating engagement are speech accommodation, translations, metalinguistic comments, and attempts to speak the language that I characterize as `probing' and `performing.' Data come from a case study of an Italian American family living in Flushing, New York, conducted through sociolinguistic interviews and tape-recording of spontaneous interaction. All data were collected by one of the family members. The paper's main objectives are to demonstrate the vitality of qualitative paradigms for the study of language use and identity negotiations among immigrant groups, and to extend the still limited investigation of actual talk in interaction among Italian Americans.en
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbHen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMultilingua, 31(4)en
dc.rightsPublisher's version/PDF may be used, on author/editor's own website or institutional repositoryen
dc.subjectmultilingual practicesen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectfamily interactionen
dc.subjectlanguage engagementen
dc.subjectimmigrant communitiesen
dc.subject.lcshHeritage language speakers--New York (State)--New Yorken
dc.subject.lcshItalian Americans--New York (State)--New York--Languagesen
dc.subject.lcshItalian Americans--New York (State)--New York--Ethnic identityen
dc.titleFamily interaction and engagement with the heritage language: A case studyen
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