Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
2. The Community: El Bloque.
3. The Bilingual/Multidialectal Repertoire of El Bloque.
4. Bilingualism En Casa.
5. The Hows and Whys of "Spanglish".
6. The Grammar of "Spanglish".
7. Life and Language in Young Adulthood.
8. Isabel: A Special Case.
9. Spanish Competence.
10. Raising the Next Generation of New York Puerto Ricans.
11. Maria: Learning to Defenderse.
12. Expanding Repertoires: Linking Language, Education, and the New Diversity.
* Suggests alternative for evaluating and teaching ethno-linguistic minorities that build upon a community's language patterns and orientations to literacy.
"Along with her splendid sense of the need to portray memory and history, she brings wit, grace, and intelligence to her intimate and detailed portrayals of the life and language of Puerto Rican children and their families in New York." Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University
- Winner of the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists Book Award 1999
- Winner of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Prize 1998
"Zentella's book achieves its goal of describing the social and linguistic realities of New York Perto Ricans.........those who advocate for an English-only society and the elimination of bilingual education, as well as their foes, should read this work and consider the significance of language for those who are subject to domination by a different culture."Yolanda Rivera-Castillo, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa