By William L. Leap
Examines the range of English in American Indian speech groups.
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Yet efforts to address the spoken English needs of urban Indians tend to be based in elementary and (though less frequently) secondary schools, not in adult-oriented educational settings. This suggests that adult Indians come to the city already speaking English at some level; find ways to acquire spoken English skills on-the-job, in partnership with relatives and friends, or through other informal means; or develop strategies for coping with urban life that require only a superficial fluency in English.
Instead, they are an index of the frequency of the members' social interaction and their joint construction of speaking styles appropriate to that interaction. When some feature within a social context prompts changes in interaction patterns or in the linguistic variables associated with them, community boundaries and community membership will also be affected accordingly. Under this definition, persons can be considered members of a speech communityby others in that community, by their own assessment, or by < previous page page_25 next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 researcherseven when they have social or cultural backgrounds quite different from the other members.
Isleta's tribal council is not enthusiastic about this proposal, arguing that ancestral language < previous page page_40 next page > < previous page page_41 next page > Page 41 instruction is the responsibility of the pueblo and not of outside agencies like the school. When I ask Isleta parents for their thoughts on this issue, they point out that the young people at Isleta do not speak their ancestral language as well as they should, but add that once the young people complete their schooling and settle into the dayto-day responsibilities of adult members of the pueblo community, fluency in the ancestral language will improve.
American Indian English by William L. Leap