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A New Language, a New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (Statue of Liberty Ellis Island)

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An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process. Carnevale provides the context for understanding the linguistic history of Italian Americans by presenting an overview of the politics of language in Italy and exploring a range of issues faced by Italians once they reached the United States.

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An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the topic of language in American immigrant life. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process.

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An insightful history of Italian immigrants' personal experience of language in America

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Nancy C. Carnevale is an assistant professor of history at Montclair State University.

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ISBN:
9780252078620
Author:
Carnevale, Nancy C.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the topic of language in American immigrant life. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process.
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