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dc.contributor.advisorRomán-Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.authorAltiery-Irizarry, Yadira
dc.description.abstractThis case study investigates the use of English among first generation Latinos in a Latino community in Colorado. The research question was: What is the presence of the English language in the daily lives among the adult Latino community in Colorado? I used two methods to collect data, a questionnaire and observations. The observations were carried out both in and outside the Latino community. I compared the results from the questionnaire with the observations and wrote stories participants told me as they were filling out the questionnaire. The results show that there is more Spanish use than English use in their everyday life in and outside the Latino community. Even though participants express why the acquisition of English is important, they are unable to put words into actions for their own “progress and integration” into the USA.
dc.description.abstractEste estudio de caso investiga el uso del inglés entre primera latinos de generación en una comunidad latina en Colorado. La pregunta de investigación fue: ¿Cuál es la presencia del idioma inglés en la vida cotidiana entre los adultos de la comunidad latina en Colorado? Utilicé dos métodos para recoger data, un cuestionario y observaciones. Las observaciones se realizaron dentro y fuera de la comunidad latina. Comparé los resultados del cuestionario con las observaciones y añadí historias que los participantes hicieron a medida que llenaban el cuestionario. Los resultados muestran que hay más uso del español que del inglés en su vida cotidiana dentro y fuera de la comunidad latina. A pesar de que los participantes indican que aprender inglés es importante, no son capaces de poner en práctica sus palabras para su progreso e integración a los Estados Unidos.
dc.subjectLatinos (Unites States) -English-speakingen_US
dc.subjectFirst generation English speaking Latinosen_US
dc.subjectHispanic Americans -first generation-Colorado (United States)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBilingualism--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language--Acquisition.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAcculturation--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLatin Americans--Unted States--Colorado.en_US
dc.titleEnglish language use among first generation adult latinos in a latino community in Colorado, USAen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2010 Yadira Altiery Irizarryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBlau, Eileen K.
dc.contributor.committeeBischoff, Shannon
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeBellido Rodriguez, Carmen M. Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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