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By Nancy C. Carnevale

An exam of Italian immigrants and their little ones within the early 20th century, A New Language, a brand new World is the 1st full-length old case research of 1 immigrant group's event with language in the US. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language inside a old framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the subject of language in American immigrant lifestyles. through taking a look at language from the views of either immigrants and the dominant tradition in addition to their interplay, this ebook finds the function of language within the formation of ethnic identification and the usually coercive context in which immigrants needs to negotiate this process.

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