Peer group identification and variation in New York Latino English laterals

  title={Peer group identification and variation in New York Latino English laterals},
  author={Peter Slomanson and Michael Newman},
  journal={English World-wide},
Following recent work showing that adolescent peer culture affiliation correlates with phonological variation, our research explores the effect of peer identities and national heritages on the English of Latino students in a New York City high school. Data were gathered in sociolinguistic interviews embedded in a two-year ethnography. The peer groups investigated for Spanish-English contact effects include Hip-Hoppers, Skaters, Geeks, and non-participants in high school peer cultures. Our data… 

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  • Paper presented at International Linguistics Association Annual Meeting,
  • 2003