The subject of bilingual language use in the southwestern United States has been widely researched. However research pertaining to the Phoenix Metropolitan area is lacking. Studies have shown that language choice is governed by linguistic as well as social constraints (Gumperz, 1977; Poplack 1980; 1981). This study examined and compared the code-switching behaviors of two communities in the southwestern United States: Antonito, Colorado and the Phoenix Metropolitan area in Arizona.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-51)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Spanish