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  • Rodriguez's Public Language
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    Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez is an essay that shows his readers a part of life that many have never experienced. Rodriguez uses this essay to show how he fights through his childhood to understand English. Speaking clear English will help him to fit in to society. He faces society while forfeiting his happy home life, to try to become a typical English-speaking student. As a young child, Rodriguez finds comfort and safety in his noisy home full of Spanish sounds. ...
  • Spanish
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    Introduction I could hear salsa, , and rumba blasting from everywhere. Beautiful Cuban women filled the street, and Spanish filled the air. "Permis o Senor, canto cuesta la?" I ask in Spanish, "Sir, how much for an Icy?"Cual e sos a hi centavo". He replied. I walked around the block as I admired the Spanish style buildings, and the beautiful Palm trees. Hum, what's that smell? Smell like a fresh strip of or maybe". Chicharrones! Chicharrones!" Shouted a cuban man selling pork skins on the corner...
  • Country Of Spain
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    SPAIN BY Morbi us The country of Spain lies on the continent of Europe. The capital of Spain, Madrid, is located in the central region known as the Centro-Meseta. The country of Spain is made up of four regions: El norte, El este, El sur, and Centro-Meseta. Spains large area of 195,988 square miles covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of the largest countries in Western Europe. At its widest point, Spain stretches 635 miles from east to west. It stretches about 550 miles ...
  • Spanish Language
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    When you are born in the United States with an Hispanic background, You are taught what your parents know. They teach you Spanish because that the language they know very well and they grew up with learning by their parents for a long time. But after you learn to speak your native language, then they want us to learn English very well and to use it more than the Spanish language. Being bilingual is to people advantages in getting jobs and becoming a big part in the business world know these days...
  • Spanish
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    Spanish As a Second LangugeIn recent years, the total population of Spanish speakers in the US has doubled. According to Census 2001 of the estimated 284 million residents in the USA, 36 million are of Hispanic origin, Five million more than the entire population of Canada. In 1960 people of Hispanic origin only equaled 6% of the US population. Since increased to 13%. 332 million people in the world speak Spanish. Second to Chinese Mandarin: 885 million. The continual growth of the Hispanic popu...
  • Third Spanish Language Television Network
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    TERENCE SMITH: Juleyka Lantigua, 25, is managing editor of Urban Latino Magazine in New York. The bi-monthly is targeted to young, English speaking Hispanics, who have not let go of their cultural roots. JULEYKA LANTIGUA: We live in English, but we enjoy our lives in Spanish. I come to work every day and I speak in English to my fellow Latinos, but I think when we each go home, we speak to our parents and to our, you know, extended families in Spanish. There's that duality, you know, of my nine-...
  • 1977 O Panama
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    Joshua Myers HUM 215 Spring 2005 BakhtiarovaO Country: Panama Capital City: Panama City Geographic Location (region): Central America O Coordinates: 9 00 N 80 00 WO Boarders with Costa Rica to the West and Columbia to the East. Panama also borders with the Pacific Ocean to the South and Caribbean Sea to the North. O Population: 3,039,150 (July 2005 est.) O Ethnic make-up: Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) - 70%; Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) - 14%; white - 10%; Amerindian 6%O Education r...
  • Five Days After Bolivia
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    Bolivia is located in the west-central part of South America and is the fifth largest country of the continent having an area about twice the size of Spain. Bolivia is landlocked bordering five countries; Brazil on the northeast, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina on the south, and Chile and Peru on the west. The main physical feature of Bolivia is the Andes Mountains, which define the country's three geographic zones. First is the Altiplano, or plateau region, which lies between the Cordiller...
  • Dominant Culture's Language
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    Explanation of Term: Transculturation is a term that ethnographers have used to describe what happens when members of a subordinated or marginalized group select or adopt materials which have been transmitted by a dominant culture. The process of transculturation intersects with language and writing in that the "materials" adopted by a marginalized group might include a written or spoken language. Consequently, the dominant culture's language, rhetorical strategies and writing conventions will b...
  • Volunteering And Service Organizations
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    A volunteer organization provides special services to a select group of individuals, usually at minimal or no cost to the individual. There are several volunteer and service organizations that require the use of a foreign language. A few of the many are the Peace Corps, The Flying Doctors, World Teach, and VISTA. All of these services are located in various parts of the world, particularly Spanish speaking countries. These organizations are very dependent on the fluency of foreign languages; oth...

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