The Speech of Yugoslav Immigrants in San Pedro, California

  • Authors
  • Alexander Albin
  • Ronelle Alexander

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-V
  2. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 1-22
  3. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 23-42
  4. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 43-76
  5. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 77-114
  6. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 115-116
  7. Alexander Albin, Ronelle Alexander
    Pages 117-128

About this book


This study represents but the initial phase of a multidisciplinary endeavor sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Center of the University of California, Los Angeles, the ultimate goal of which is to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the cultural, linguistic, economic and social integration of the Slavs living in California into American society. As the first step of this planned cross-disciplinary investigation, the Center recommended the implementation of a preliminary study of a limited scope, the present linguistic investigation of the Yugoslav community of San Pedro, California. As there is a dearth of information of a sociological as well as a linguistic nature pertaining to the local Slavs, the investigators decided to treat briefly the sociological situation of Yugoslav immigrants and then proceed with a more detailed discussion of the linguistic problems of immigrant bilingualism. Consequently, we have divided the present study into the following major chapters : Chapter I, the Yugoslav Immigration to America, not only examines the several phases of Yugoslav immigration to the United States, but also discusses the various motives which prompted people to immigrate to this country and especially to the small maritime community of San Pedro; against this background the investigators describe the Yugoslav ethnic minority and its contributions to the San Pedro community.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-1197-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2753-3
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