Exposing Prejudice: Puerto Rican Experiences of Language, by Bonnie Urciuoli

By Bonnie Urciuoli

Urciuoli’s award-winning booklet explores how language and the social development of race, type, and ethnicity form the lives of working-class Puerto Ricans dwelling in big apple urban. Her reflexive ethnographic learn is a mix of 2 soaking up positive factors: her analyses of language and tool family in keeping with key ideas in semiotic and linguistic anthropology, paired with the genuine voices of people who proportion their lived studies of conversing Spanish and English. the themes’ conversations, interview responses, and anecdotes are saturated with rules approximately what “correct” English skill to them. via those prolonged transcripts readers achieve perception approximately language’s position in cultural dynamics that tangle minority populations in demanding situations, resembling proscribing the place members and households reside and paintings. Urciuoli’s provocative learn and fieldwork supply readers a wealthy realizing of language because the area within which racial, ethnic, and sophistication hierarchies are experienced.

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